We don’t fear failure. We fear being wrong.
We fear the “I told you so” of loved ones who thought our plans were bad all along.
We fear the experience of having to admit that things turned out differently than we expected.
We fear being confronted with the fact that we overestimated or underestimated some variable along the way.
The question shouldn’t be “What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?” The question should be “What would you do if you weren’t attached to being right?”