Most people never attempt something because of the horror stories they’ve heard from other people.
“Careful man, women will break your heart.”
“I was in business once, I lost everything!”
“My uncle tried that line of work — no money it.”
Most people are risk averse and that aversion is reinforced by other people who have taken risks, failed, and then whined about it to anyone and everyone as a means of never getting up and trying again.
Risk and reward are the conjoined twin sisters of success.
Great reward always involves great risk and when we fail — as we all do, whining and complaining simultaneously excuses our poor performance AND removes us from the responsibility of trying again.
The secret to success is try...fail... try...fail... try...fail...try...succeed.
Whining about our failures only attaches us to them indefinitely.