That ain't a lesson I get too easily.
I hate failure. I hate not being perfect. Although it doesn't happen often (LOL), less than spectacular always befuddles me.
Which means I spend a lot of time befuddled.
But here was this article telling me I needed to take more risks and embrace the failure that inevitably follows doing something you've never done before. The lessons I would learn would make me more resilient, more knowledgeable, stronger. In short it would make me a better person.
I disagree. I say I would learn that failure doesn't feel good. It would damage my confidence and my self esteem causing me to doubt myself even more. I don't stand up and brush myself off very well. I like to wallow for a bit. And no one wants to wallow.
Not right now, I say. I'll keep doing what I'm assured I can do until I feel I can handle the setback, thank you very much.