When I lived in Europe, one of my jobs was that of a tour manager.
On one of my weekend trips to Paris, a nervous young man pulled me aside and said “I want to propose to my girlfriend, Judy, at the top of the Eiffel Tower.”
Now, getting to the top of the Eiffel Tower usually takes about two hours on a quiet day but on that day, we only had 15 minutes. So, by flashing my tour manager badge at security to jump the lineups, Mike and Judy did get to the top where she said YES.
This success happened because each one of us asked for what we wanted. Mike asked me, I asked the security guards and finally Mike asked Judy for her hand. We didn’t let our initial assumptions of failure stop us.
Action – What have you stopped pursuing simply because you think it might fail? Who can you ask for help?