Only when you are not afraid to lose can you play all out….. then only will you win or truly learn from your failure. Failure is just a point in time. Every time you fail you simply have the choice to try again more informed and knowledgeable. It only becomes failed, final, the end… when you stop doing that which you had hoped to accomplish. Failure and failed are so far apart…. not at all the same thing. Failure is ok, it can happen anytime, we can learn from it. Failed is a choice we make when we wish to bring to an end our efforts, and in doing so and end to our hopes and dreams.