Fear is a big tormentor. Many projects, ventures, and ideas are stopped by its powerful force. Ancient folklore suggests that fear kills more than death itself, that the rumor of death, made possible by fear, kills three times what death kills. Fear is paralyzing.
Risk and return are trade-offs. If the return is high, the probability of failure is higher. There is no venture that can be profitable or valuable without the possibility of failure, and the fear of this failure is also perhaps more lethal than failure itself.
How then do we take away the sting from fear, dare more and consequently do more? The answer is simple, start small! The bigger you start, the bigger the impact of failure, but if you start small, you have only a little to lose, and you can go on and lose more times before you succeed. If you go big from the start, however, failure means you need to go home.
In order to insulate yourself from the consequence of failure, it is best to start small.
“Every great accomplishment begins with a small step. Whatever is worth doing is worth starting small.” – Adeolu Akinyemi.
You see, failure is not the enemy of success. Failure is an essential process in the iteration to success, in order to succeed, you need to plan for failure as a lesson teacher helping you to modify and modify until you perfectly get it. In the words of Zig Ziglar, whatever I worth doing well is worth doing poorly until you can do it well.
In the next article, I will be discussing how to start small. Remember to share, like and subscribe.