Life is like swimming. We can be afraid to dive in because we are afraid that there are already too many people doing what we want to do, or we are afraid of the human sharks that may attack us if we try.
The things is, we can never succeed in life if we remain standing at the edge of the pool or the ocean. Failure happens when we stop trying. I know that in my life I have had many times when I have seen myself as a failure, but I realize that the only times I actually failed were the times I stopped trying. When I learned from my mistakes and kept swimming I was never a failure.
There is always going to be a bully in the pool that splashes water in your face and pushes your head under, or a wave in the ocean that knocks you over, but if you get up and keep swimming you will never be a failure because the act of trying equals success.
So come on in and keep trying. The water is great.