Don't let the headline throw you off. Dig deeper with this article in Forbes by Ruth Blatt:
“I’ve missed more than nine thousand shots in my career,” said Michael Jordan in a Nike commercial. “I’ve lost almost three hundred games. Twenty-six times I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed.”
The commercial delivers an important message: don’t be deterred by failure. You need to fail to succeed because failure teaches you to be resilient. It frees you from fear of failure and empowers you to take risks.
But what if your path to success is failure-free? What if you make every single shot and win every single game? Does it make sense to fear success?
Pearl Jam’s 10-million-selling debut album, Ten, was completed when the band had been together less than one year. Their next two albums, Vs. andVitology, were critical and commercial triumphs. They hadn’t missed a shot.