Wayne Gretzky, the famous hockey player uttered these poignant words. Not only did Gretzky lead the NHL in goals, he led it in shots, and in missed shots. That is because in order to be great you have to try even when you might fail. He might be considered a jock, but his words show he definitely understood what it meant to be great.
Most of us will never be a great hockey player. Heck, I don't even like hockey. That shouldn't stop any of us from living like The Great One. We can use this philosophy in all aspects of life. The surest way to fail is not to try. Trying is what gives you the opportunity to succeed. Next time you have an idea, but think it will never work, try it anyway. Regrets for what you could have done are always the worst to have. Never let doubts hold you back. If you have an idea, go for it. If it doesn't work at least you can figure out why.
These words can even help you in your personal life. If you see a girl you want to talk to, talk to her. Maybe she won't be interested, but at least you will have more confidence for the next girl. Eventually one will at least be bored and give you a chance. The guys who meet the most girls aren't the richest, or most attractive, or the ones with the biggest penis. The guys who meet the most girls are the ones who have the confidence to talk to the most girls. Girls, the same applies to you. If nobody is asking you out, ask a guy out. So many guys are intimidated by girls they are interested in. Control your own destiny.
Life is all about taking chances. When you have experienced failure, then you can appreciate success. Enough with the cliches. The puck is in your hands. Do with it what you want.