One of the biggest excuses you’ll hear against trying something new or difficult is, “what if I fail?” You might as well take this one to the bank. Failure happens. I’ll guarantee it. But then, so what?
The winner isn’t the one who fails the fewest times. You can try all the metrics here: Total number of failures, failure rate per 100 attempts, failures compared to someone else, or all that other nonsense. None of ’em amount to a hill of beans, and no one of any significance is keeping score there.
The winner is the one who, after falling a number of times, is standing when the game is over.