John Lennon famously wrote, “Life is what happens while you’re busy making other plans.” It is easy to get caught up in small projects and the day-to-day minutia of business. At least once a year, though, it is important to take stock of how you are progressing on your larger goals. If you find that you have not accomplished anything in the past year that you will look back on with pride, think about what you can do in the coming year to get you a step closer to doing what you want to have done.
Above is an excerpt from the Harvard Business Review blog, which is really true. We should know be thinking about the consequences that will follow should we fail to do something, rather, we should take a backward approach and think what will happen and what opportunity cost will follow if we do not do something.
Don’t live your life to regret the things that you should have done but never did do it just because you are scared of failing.