Dan Pink makes a great distinction between mediocrity and failure. We are so afraid of failure that it changes our values and our behavior. Dan: Thanks for the reminder.
Keith Ferrazi also said it well in his book, Never Eat Alone. He wrote, "Ultimately everyone has to ask himself or herself how they're going to fail. We all do, you know, so let's get that out of the way. The choice isn't between succes and failure; it's between choosing risk and striving for greatness, or risking nothing and being certain of mediocrity."