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The faster you succeed. No, seriously!
It's something I see everyday and I know I'm not alone in my observations. People are so afraid of doing something wrong that they never do anything right. At work, you may have a co-worker that puts sooo much effort into solving a problem that they end up spending hours on a decision that could have been rectified in 5 minutes if a bad call was even made. Or you may have a buddy who's really into that girl he sees at Starbucks every morning, but he spends months and months thinking of the perfect way to break the ice only to find out she recently started dating someone and that she wished he had spoken up sooner... Sucks, no? So much energy is given to something going wrong instead of it going right. Your co-worker could have had more time to finish up the rest of her work and possibly left early at the end of the day. Your buddy could have had a shot at a date with his dream girl.
I think we as people have a tendency to focus on the bad and honestly evolution may have a huge part in that. Think about it. If we hadn't been skeptical of every little thing tens of thousands of years ago on the ancient prairies and caves, humans probably wouldn't be who we are today. But we don't have to be this way anymore; especially here in the US where mostly no one has to worry about getting snagged by a lion or fed to a cave bear. The worst the two folks above have to deal with is a "don't do that again" from management or being friend-zoned by that one chick (who he'll most likely forget anyways). Most of our mistakes now do not end in agonizing death or even physical harm for that matter. And the truly successful folks have figured that out.
Take almost any successful business owner, actor/actress, comedian, singer, athlete, or inventor and analyze their lives. Chances are you'll find a stringggg of failures, fuck ups and set backs. Michael Jordan. He tried out for his high school's varsity basketball team and didn't make it. Tried and failed. He spent the season and summer weight training, practicing and honing his craft. Next season rolls around and he's ready for tryouts knowing full well that failing again was always a possibility, but this time he made the team. He learned why he didn't make the team the previous year, and instead of sitting and sulking, he worked on improving his skills. Kevin Hart struggled through failed comedy shows, movies, TV pilots, and relationships. Learned what he needed to be improved in his material and writing and went on to become one of the highest paid comedians ever. Jim Carrey was told he was never going to make it in Hollywood. He learned what Hollywood wanted and became, well, Jim Carrey. J.K Rowling was rejected multiple times; learned why no one wanted her work and went on to publish Harry Potter. Edison tried 10,000 different things - learned what didn't work and finally invented the light bulb. I could go on for pages, but I'm sure you can pull out the common theme by now. They all learned from their failures. Failure is one of, if not the best teacher out there. It's taught me. Look at you. You no longer put your hands on hot stoves. That was learned from a very painful failure. Bottom line is (literally the last line)
Try things. Fail. Learn. Improve. Fail. Repeat. Grow.
"We learn from failure, not from success." - Bram Stoker