Here's a little quote that I read that you may want to ponder on.
"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." -Thomas Edison
If we do not try, then we will spend our whole lives living in regret. I'd rather be the person to say "What if I didn't..." than to say "What if..."It is a whole lot better to learn a lesson than to live a life in regret.