I am afraid of failure. And I have failed before. But that doesn't mean I'm going to stop doing things I might fail at.
I used to be pretty fearless. While prudent with my money and my physical safety, I was always ready to try something new if all I was risking was my time and my pride.
Last year I took a chance, and failed big and publicly. It was embarrassing. Now I am someone I don't recognize, someone who stands on the sidelines and watches instead of jumping into the fray.
Time to stop licking my wounds.