I’d rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed.
- Robert H. Schuller
Greatness cannot be achieved by standing still in life. The effort you put in is a reflection of how much you care and that effort is not lost or wasted if you fail. Even in failure you gain new experiences and can learn something from what happened.
It is undoubtedly better to reach for the stars and make a great effort to reach your goals than to never try at all. At least if you fail, you won’t live with regret later wondering, “What if…”