If you’re going after something, your goals, ambitions, or whatever, your best bet to succeed is to avoid failure.
Those who win are more often those who either avoided failure, or lived through them. That’s because success isn’t straight forward. Not as simple as plucking an apple from a tree.
Success is more like getting into a forest looking for an apple tree. Constantly being at the risk of getting killed by a wild animal. But trying to avoid that at all costs, moving slow, lighting a fire and yet looking for that apple tree. Then once you find that tree, plucking the good apples.
In this entire game, the ones who get to the apple are those who avoided failure. They were completely aware of what could go wrong and prepared for it.
On the flip side, those who got in the forest only for their love of apple, never got to the apple. For the apple is only the reward, what matters more is how you go through all that comes before the apple. The forest, the wild animals, the terrain, the weather conditions, your energy levels and much more.
Don’t just blindly go after the apple, it can get you killed. Know the journey, know where you can fail, avoid and prepare for all those failures. Now go fetch that apple!