Unknowingly we create fear of failure in the mind which restrains us not to try. But watch this presentation by Regina Dugan, then director of DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. In this breathtaking talk she describes some of the extraordinary projects -- a robotic hummingbird, a prosthetic arm controlled by thought, and, well, the internet -- that her agency has created by not worrying that they might fail.
"Scientists and engineers change the world"
"What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?"
“The path to truly new, never-been-done-before things always has failure along the way.”
“We think someone else, someone smarter than us, someone more capable, someone with more resources will solve that problem. But there isn't anyone else.”