What’s the worst that can happen?

What is the worst that can happen?

Dear reader,

In this week’s issue, I am sharing with you my fear and a very important lesson that it taught me.

I have been scared of ferris wheel since I was a child.

When the wheel would go up, it would be alright, but it’s when it would come down that I would get scared.

The free fall would feel like my soul is up in the air but my body is being pulled down. I had always been scared of that feeling.

So, I decided to do it again.

I had been thinking a lot about this recently, “what is the worst that can happen?”

Yes, there is a chance that the machine fails and I get into an accident but the chances of that happening is very very low, 1 in 9 million according to the data.

I’m more likely to get into an accident on the way to the ferris wheel than when I’m on the wheel.

So the worst thing that can happen is I start crying and embarrass myself, so what? I’m not going to die.

That’s why I went on the ferris wheel again.

And guess what? I didn’t die.

Here’s the thing I’ve learnt and would like to share with you: 👇🏻

When you’re worried to start something, ask yourself “what is the worst that can happen?”

If you won’t die and if it doesn’t cause harm to others, do it.

What is the worst that can happen if you start that side hustle or that YouTube channel?

The regret of failing is less severe than the regret of not trying.

Takeaway: For everything you’ve delayed because you’re afraid it might not work out, ask yourself “what is the worst that can happen?” If you or someone else won’t die, do it.

Question for you: Have you every not tried something because you’re afraid about the consequences? If so, what?

I would really appreciate you dropping your answers in the comments.

See you next week!



4 thoughts on “What’s the worst that can happen?”

  1. Brahim BENGOURRAM

    Dear Suraj,

    Thank you for sharing your insightful reflections on facing fear and taking initiative. Your experience with the ferris wheel serves as a powerful reminder of the importance of overcoming hesitation and embracing new opportunities.

    Your story resonates deeply, as many of us grapple with similar fears and uncertainties in life. It’s inspiring to see how you confronted your fear head-on by challenging yourself to ride the ferris wheel again. Your courage and determination were the solution.

    The lesson you’ve learned about assessing the worst-case scenario before embarking on something new is right. By understanding that the potential consequences are often not as dire as we imagine, we can find the courage to pursue our goals and aspirations.

    Your question prompts introspection and reflection. Yes, there have been instances where I’ve hesitated to take action due to fear of the unknown or fear of failure. However, your message serves as a reminder that the regret of not trying can outweigh the fear of failure. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

    Thank you for your thought-provoking insights and for encouraging us to confront our fears and take meaningful action in our lives. I look forward to implementing your advice and embracing new opportunities with courage and determination.

    Warm regards,


  2. Prince Subedi

    Thanks for sharing your experience with the Ferris wheel!
    I definitely had a chuckle at the “what is the worst that can happen?” approach. It’s a great way to reframe fear and take action.

    To answer your question, I can definitely relate to holding back because of fear. I’ve been wanting to break free of the actions I take without thinking about others thinking towards me, but the fear of judgment has been stopping me. Maybe it’s time to take a page out of your book and ask myself the “what’s the worst that can happen?” question.

    Thanks for the inspiration, Suraj!
    Looking forward to hearing your thoughts next week.

  3. Ichchha Upadhyay

    So busy in studying i didn’t check my mail.. But i opened my mail today to see if there was anything from you…. There was no notification.. Nothing.. You just randomly crossed my mind and i checked my mail…

    Suraj, you have a great future ahead and i am always there to support you…
    These newsletters are so insightful…

    So the answer to your question… Well i sing i dance i do arts…. And i wanted to post from a long time but i feared being judged but well i have started overcoming it not completely but little by little…So that’s a great news…

    Lots of love from Ichchha didi❤️

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