You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. (Wayne Gretzky, former professional hockey star)
It sounds too simple to be true, but it must not be overlooked. Sometimes we fail to pursue a desired goal because we fear failure. Yet, if we don’t try, we surely won’t succeed. We can also learn valuable lessons from our failures that will make us more likely to succeed the next time. Gretzky no doubt became a better hockey player as he learned from his misses.
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize (1 Corinthians 9:24).