Failure: there’s really no need to be an ass about it
There’s a good chance you’ll screw it all up, you know.
It could all go horribly wrong.
It’s daring, this thing you long to do. Unheard of in your own life.
Laden with risk. Crawling with goblins.
There are countless opportunities to tumble.
You could choose to not do it. That might keep you safe.
Not doing is always an option. Always.
But here’s a thought: what if you did the thing, with one condition?
I promise not to be an ass to myself if it all goes wrong.
Hmm? What then?
See also: Be a safe place to land.