"I've missed more than 9,000 shorts in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and I missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life, and that's why I succeeded."
Fear holds a lot of people back, and stops us from taking risks. One thing most people have in common is a fear of failure, but as John Paul Jones said so well, so many years ago, "Those who will not risk, cannot win." Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Don't let fear stop you from thinking big and doing big things. People who never fail haven't done very much.