Risk, Failure, and Reward

If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success.

James Cameron

To put it another way, if you try something extraordinary and fail, you likely learned more than your peers who are unwilling to risk. You become acclimated to a place your peers still fear to tread. Risk is the secret sauce of extraordinary work. 

Don’t get me wrong, skill building and knowledge accumulation are vitally important. You need a foundation. But skill and knowledge are freely available to anyone who will put in the hours. Anyone. You have to take your skill and knowledge and do something with it. 

Risk, try, act, move.