Jerry Fahrni: “One thing is for certain, if youâ€™re waiting for the right moment, the moment will never come. Decisions donâ€™t need to be right or wrong, they simply need to be made. Heaven forbid you make a bad call on something. I seriously doubt anyone has gone through life mistake free. If you never make a mistake youâ€™re not trying hard enough in my opinion. Heck, Iâ€™d go as far as to say that some of the most valuable lessons Iâ€™ve learned have been from my failures. Sure, the failures sting a little, but thatâ€™s what helps one learn from the process.”
I’ve always been a fairly cautious person, but I’m trying to change that. I need to take some business risks because I’m not getting any younger and I feel the need to do my own thing. I think Jay, Jerry as you know him, is absolutely correct. We need to fail on occasion to make progress and grow. In my case, I’ll regret never trying.
I don’t know who to attribute this quote to, but I keep it around for inspiration.
I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying. – Michael Jordan
If anyone knows who said it, please let me know so I can give proper attribution.
UPDATE 01.22.2012: The quote was by basketball legend Michael Jordan.
P.S. – Does Michael Jordan have an “official” official website? A Google search turns up a bunch of official websites.