We often hold ourselves back and don’t pursue things because we are afraid of the downside.
We don’t start a business thinking we may fail.
We don’t write a book, thinking that it may not work.
Think of the downside. In the case of starting a business, you’ll lose some money, and time, 6-12 months. The upside is that your business will become a success and make you wealthy.
The downside of writing a book and not selling a lot of copies is that you’ll lose money and time. Think about the upside. What if it works. You get money, fame, opportunities, and more.
If you can live with the downside, then always go for it, you never know how your life may change.