It's counterintuitive but successful people have failed more often than unsuccessful people.
As human beings, we are very good at assessing and avoiding threats; perhaps even too good. That is what your brain is designed to do in order to keep you alive. We're also good at keeping ourselves from other threats, such as being embarrassed because being embarrassed could cost us our standing in whatever tribe we belong to. And we're good at staying away from risky endeavours in which we might fail because failure can cost us the resources we need to survive. It is true that people who see life through a more sensitive risk-reward lens do tend to live lives that are safer than others. They lose less because they risk less, but they also gain less because they risk less. It's counterintuitive but successful people have failed more often than unsuccessful people. It's just that they had an optimistic attitude about life and got straight back up and into it. Nothing will cost you more in life than a predetermined belief that things are not going to work out. You've got to stay relentlessly optimistic. If you found this video useful, subscribe to our YouTube channel, and catch all the new video content as it gets published.