“Being unafraid of making mistakes makes everything easy for me. Not worrying about what people think frees you to do things, and doing things allows you to win or learn from your loss — which means you win either way. Hear me now: you are better off being wrong ten times and being right three than you are if you try only three times and always get it right.” -Gary Vaynerchuk from his 2018 book “How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence-and How You Can, Too”
Given some criticism I’ve taken from numerous quarters lately, when I saw this quote, I felt the slight stirring of encouragement. No, I don’t have to worry about what other people think as long as I’m pursuing what I believe is right. Yes, I’ve made mistakes, a lot of them. But as this writer says, I don’t have to be afraid of them. I just have to learn from them.