If You Never Fail

For a long time I was very proud of the fact that no girl I had attempted to kiss had given me the cheek. I thought that this meant that I was a precision sniper of dating, finely attuned to the subtleties of the male-female dynamic. I knew when girls wanted that first kiss to happen and had been right every time.

I mentioned this to someone and they said something like, “Well, you’re probably playing it way too safe then. You’ve avoided rejection, but you’ve probably not kissed a bunch of girls who wanted you to kiss them.”

The wind was taken out of my sails immediately. I had been looking at it all wrong this whole time. Something I took as a sign of success was actually a sign of a different sort of failure.

If you never fail, you are leaving success on the table. It’s comforting

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