It takes courage to take risks in order to progress.
When the lobster feels itself compressed within its shell, it retreats to a crevice in one of the underwater rock formations,
sheds its shell and grows a new one. When it outgrows this shell, it repeats the process and continues doing so until it reaches
its maximum size.
During the stage when it is without its shell, the lobster is in great danger. A predatory fish may eat it, or a strong
current may dash it against a rock. In order to grow, the lobster must risk its very life.
It is impossible to achieve success without risking failure. Since life consists of growth and progress, we must learn
to live with risk.
People who are afraid of failure never try anything and therefore never grow. The greatest failure of all is the failure
to grow and reach our potential. This passive failure is even more serious than active failure.