Initiation always involves some degree of risk. You’re putting yourself out there and there is a chance you could fail.
Being successful requires being proactive and not waiting for life to come to you. It means you’re on offense, not defense. You’re active, not passive.
… humiliating, like an F- or something. If you give an “A” effort in school, you succeed every time. If you give an “A” effort in life, you’re lucky to succeed on the 30th try.