What Really Hurts

I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something. But, I can’t accept not trying. – Michael Jordan

People fear failure.

They worry that things won’t turn out just like they want, so they do little, or nothing

And it hurts.

It really, really hurts.

Not getting-punched-in-the-mouth-by-Mike-Tyson-hurt, but a hurt just as bad.

What doesn’t actually hurt is doing something and “failing.”

The reason why is that the satisfaction of having taken action is an amazing analgesic.

It makes things feel better.

It helps you sleep at night.

It heals your psychic bruises.

It makes your emotional muscles stronger.

It makes you more resilient and wiser.

What really hurts is the story you have about why you “can’t.”

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