The idea of picking a failure that won’t break you is an important one.
If you do something big that you care so much about, that if you mess it up it will physically harm you, or you will be so disappointed that you can’t recover or learn from it then it’s not a useful thing to fail at.
But if you pick something that teaches you every time you make a mistake then you should fail as many times as possible, and build up your confidence in what you’ve learned as you do it.
This is the idea of experiencing safe discomfort.
Putting yourself in so much danger that it harms you isn’t useful. But putting yourself in a little bit of danger that pushes you to grow in a healthy way is one of the most powerful learning tools in existence.
You get to choose what you work on. Choose to work on something that will make you better.
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