I respect Mark Cuban immensely. He gets it. He takes risks. He’s not afraid to fail. (He’s not afraid to ballroom dance). Of course the crowd might say, "Oh yeah sure…if I had a billion dollars laying around I’d take risks too". But Cuban didn’t hit the lottery or just "get lucky". He worked hard. Bombed. Tried.
At the end of the day, this quote sums it up best.
The point of all this is that it doesn’t matter how many times you
fail. It doesn’t matter how many times you almost get it right. No one
is going to know or care about your failures, and either should you.
All you have to do is learn from them and those around you because…
All that matters in business is that you get it right once.
Then everyone can tell you how lucky you are.
Read this set of posts and you’ll appreciate his story and see how close it is to yours. We typically know about the one time someone got it right and assume it was "lucky". Bad move.