"I have placed before you life and death, and you shall choose life." Deuteronomy
It is impossible to grow and achieve success without risking failure. Look at the lobster. How does it
grow within its rigid shell that would not expand?
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.
Since life consists of growth and progress, we must learn to live with risk. People afraid of failing never
try anything and therefore, will never grow. The greatest failure is the failure to reach our potential. We must develop
sufficient courage and self-confidence to not retreat from taking risks in order to progress.
Learn to accept new challenges without fearing that failure will destroy you.