These days, you have to do more in order to get to where you want to be in life. It won't be handed to you or given away for free, so you must chase it down and work hard for it. You have to be willing to stand up to the fear of failure and take a risk. Otherwise, where will you be? Right where you started. Like my Grandma Miller said,
One thing I have learned about failure is that it teaches lessons that allow you to grow into the person you want to be. You'll understand things differently and know what not to do next time. We are life long learners becoming better humans as we grow into understanding and digesting this enormous world. Wisdom is the end result.
I can explain this is through personal example. I got a call from my agency, who had a proposal for a music video and wanted to know if I could dance. I didn't know what to say at the moment, because I had no formal training other than short periods of ballet and jazz classes in middle school, but it sounded exhilarating so I said yes. A few weeks later, I was on set for Fences Official Music Video for their hit single, 'Sunburns'. If I had chickened out, I wouldn't be given the chance to grow, so I made the chance to grow.
Remember to take risks and ride out this adventure. We all end up dead in the end, so love deeper, live harder, and make it worth it.