“What If I Screw Up?” You’re going to. Guaranteed. You’re going to lose money, lose fans, lose customers, lose confidence, make BIG stupid mistakes, embarrass yourself in front of your friends and family, and be forced to start over.
However, what’s more important is how you fix it. What’s your recovery plan? Your rescue mission? Your Mea Culpa? Truth is, after the big fail, you should be stronger, wiser, more experienced, and a lot closer to where you want to go.
In fact, if you’re smart, the choices you make after your big screw-up should put you ahead of the pack. And ahead of the pack is where jaws drop and hits happen. It’s also where extraordinary projects live. That’s where you want to live too.
My uncle Norman used to say, “it’s not about the losses and failures we have in life, it’s all about the amazing comeback we make!”