One should not be afraid of losing. One should be afraid of losing and not attempting to get back up.
You can’t win every single time. Sometimes we have to lose in order to analyze our strengths and weaknesses. Strengths and weaknesses we think we may not possess. It feels good to be on top, to be large and in charge, but sometimes we need to lose to be reminded of our very humble beginnings.
Life is a gamble. It’s okay to take risks and it’s also okay to fail, but never scorn trying.