Sven Goran Eriksson
Ok admit it... how many times have you chosen not to do something for fear of failing? Fear of looking silly??? Fear of looking stupid???
I don't have enough fingers and toes on my person to account for the number of times I've put myself, or shall I say allowed my fears to hold me back.
And I can honestly say, the times I've NOT allowed those fears of failure to engulf me, those times I've stepped out and challenged myself. I enjoyed it every time and I learned things about myself I'd never thought possible.
Never let fear hold you back, the time will come when we are called home to be with our maker... Don't be standing there in front of Him thinking of all the woulda, shoulda, coulda's about things in your life...
You won't be perfect at first... be it public speaking, running a race, doing a triathlon, being involved in your schools PTA, or whatever it is - don't expect perfection, that's what we'd tell our children, just try and do your best, you will get better as time goes on...
And believe me... I type this as much for myself as anyone that reads it :o)