People often associate starting a business with risk. Naturally, of course, the more money or time that a person invests, the more risk that there is, and the more risk there is, the more chance of failure. If you already have a business or are looking to start out in one, the fear of failure will keep you right where you are–stuck. And if you are stuck, you are, in a sense, already failing. Failure is not a bad thing, though.It is actually essential to growth. Many in our society have become averse to it, especially for those thinking of going into business for themselves. Even though the home based business industry is popular, there are still untold numbers of people who want to go into business but aren’t.Recent studies show that up to 40% of the adult population in America wants to have their own business. The amount that take action, however, is far, far less. If you are doing something risky, it means that you have a willingness to fail, and if you have a willingness to fail, keep on failing until you get it right.Playing it too safe, ironically speaking, will only bring failure. But this kind of failure is the kind that weakens the individual, robbing him or her of the power to act. Don’t let fear rule the day in your life. It is far more risky to not risk than it will ever be to taking a chance. So, get out there and make your dreams come true.