50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind — Question 2

Here is another question from the “50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind” collection.

Which is worse, failing or never trying?

This is an easy one — never trying!

Sure, failing sucks. It hurts. It can hurt physically, emotionally, whatever. But that’s how we grow and learn. That’s how we get better. That’s how we get the courage to continue trying.

Of course, it always helps to have a helping hand or some form of encouragement. For example, when learning to swim, failing could mean drowning, but having someone there to help you try, try, try until you get it can help calm those fears and make it worth the risk.

I smoked a chicken and pork butt on the grill the other day. I had never done it before. I researched. I studied. And my wife supported my plans to give it a shot. Sure, there was a chance I would fail and ruin some expensive meat — not to mention ruin the plans for dinner. But I gave it a shot, and succeeded. And it was delicious. But I couldn’t have had such a delicious meal if I hadn’t given it a shot. I had to try.

Make life delicious… try!

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