The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of the cause we believe to be just.

Abraham Lincoln

Seems like everyday someone is calling us to try and sell us one thing or another. If it isn’t more life insurance, then it is a way to keep your house cooler, or warmer, or better looking. These calls are a nuisance. We repeatedly tell them we are not interested, but that doesn’t seem to stop the calls.

What is it about phone salespeople that helps them to overcome the inevitable slam of the phone, rude remarks, or ideal threats they get nine times out of ten? Simply, if they do not make the calls, they do not get paid. Maybe you can apply this type of thinking to your life. If you do not make an effort on your own behalf, failure or not, you will not get paid (feel as if you are alive.) Failure is no reason not to try. Our chances at success are much better than the phone salesperson. We are in control of our life. We can make choices. We will not always succeed, however, we will learn something new from our attempt. Don’t let the fear of failure stop you from living today.