The short answer is never try…!!
Because where there is a try there is a chance of success and failure.
In my college days I tried to have a technical and informational website, I continued running my website for about 6 months but then I lost interest in it.
It was http://www.computingfreak.co.cc (do not follow the link, it is not working now) nice name isn’t.!
I failed in it.
I tried to have a Facebook page with the same name and was gunning for a million followers.
Well, I still have that page and it has about 300+ followers.
At that time there was no such thing as promoting a page and everyone had a equal opportunity to get to the audience, but then they started changing the polices and I left behind.
My page still have 300+ followers and now that I have started doing things on the internet I post it there regularly. But I consider it as a failure since I could not achieved my goal within the time frame that I had set for myself.
In my college days we use to copy the previous examination question papers from a photo copier. I thought of making a website for the same and I created a little website which had all the previous papers, I scanned all the papers and uploaded it there. Nobody came to download or visit the website. I guess nobody knew that there was a website and I was too chicken to publicize so only a very few friends knew about it and some of them thought that it was not a good idea.
So it failed miserably.
Among many other adventures, these are the ones which are very public in nature. I believe the reason for almost all of the failures directly or indirectly were that I got affected by the feedback and ridicule from my friends almost every time. I remember all those moments vividly.
I still am trying many things and I don’t know if I would be successful or not. But I know one thing for sure and that is, as long as I try there’s a chance.
I hate failing because it hurts, but between not trying and failing I choose failing.