Which is worse, failing or never trying?

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  1. fitmag profile image68
    fitmagposted 9 years ago

    Which is worse, failing or never trying?

  2. Hunnychumber profile image59
    Hunnychumberposted 9 years ago

    Never know about what will happen, but if you don't try you'll fail and, I think, you've got your anwser.

  3. David R Bradley profile image83
    David R Bradleyposted 9 years ago

    Never trying will always be worse - Don't die with your music still in you!  Babe Ruth was the home run king and strike out king at the same time.  Gretsky said you miss 100% of the shots you don't take.  Always take the shot - regret is more painful than failure and besides, there is no failure until YOU quit!

  4. joanwz profile image81
    joanwzposted 9 years ago

    I can only speak for myself. For me, it's never trying.

    1. fitmag profile image68
      fitmagposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, if you do not try, you can lose the chance of a lifetime. But there are situations in which the failure is very difficult

  5. lburmaster profile image75
    lburmasterposted 9 years ago

    Never trying. If you fail, you at least put in some effort. And you learn from your mistakes so you can do better next time. But if you don't try at all, you let an opportunity go to waste.

    1. fitmag profile image68
      fitmagposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, you're right. Learning from mistakes is very important!

  6. american13 profile image69
    american13posted 9 years ago

    Never trying is worse. I say that from personal experience.

  7. profile image0
    thegeckoposted 9 years ago

    In a way, never trying is it's own form of failure.

  8. TerryK81 profile image60
    TerryK81posted 9 years ago

    A personal belief of mine is that when nothing is put in, nothing comes out; attempt little to nothing but then don't complain when no reward comes. It is sooooooo much better to give your honest best and fail, than to have done nothing at all and fail. Thats what I don't understand about our country: we have all of these easily resolvable issues but those in power who have the authority to make the "bigger" decisions lay back or throw pep talks about what we already know is going on, then they go play golf. Our homes are the developmental womb of what is loosed into society. Albeit sometimes somebody who was raised very badly, went through tough times or either just simply doesn't care gets out and impacts people in ways unknown or that either aires on the evening news.

  9. Healthy Mike profile image60
    Healthy Mikeposted 9 years ago

    Never trying is a regrettable option as you have not exhausted the options of succeeding..with failing,at least you made an attempt and determined your chances.it is more gratifying when you know you tried and failed than not tried at all.

  10. Apostle Jack profile image60
    Apostle Jackposted 9 years ago

    Never trying.Prevention is better than cure.

  11. lone77star profile image76
    lone77starposted 9 years ago

    Easy! Never trying!

    At least with failing, you gain knowledge. I never would have found the love of my life if I had never tried. I failed numerous times, but then I discovered that I needed to start with being in love, even before I found her. And, like magic, she found me!

    I had long felt that some parts of the Bible didn't make sense, at least with the interpretations fed to me in childhood. If I had never tried, I never would've discovered the Bible's hidden wisdom. In fact, my new book is based on this idea: "The Bible's Hidden Wisdom, God's Reason for Noah's Flood."

    I need everyone's support, so I've started an IndieGoGo.com campaign which will launch this coming Friday (April 5, 2013). Video at,



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