Iconic basketball coach John Wooden once said:

“The person who is afraid to risk failure seldom has to face success.  

The person who is not afraid of failure seldom has to face it.”

It’s a wonderful reminder to overcome your fear of failure if you want to achieve anything remarkable.

So today, be bold.

Be audacious.

Make mistakes.

Don’t listen to the nay-sayers.

Don’t be embarrassed when you slip.

Grit you teeth.

Ignore the internal and external voices that are telling you what can’t be done.

Leave the safety of the shore.

Give it your all.

Wooden goes on to say, “There is no such thing as losing when we’ve made the effort to do the best we can. If we use our fight and determination to do our best, success will take care of itself.”

Good words to live by.