A fear of failure can and will hinder a person from experiencing the beautiful and majestic things in life. Life is about taking chances, taking risks, taking advantage of opportunities as they present themselves, and taking a leap of faith when faith is all you have. If we remain in a state of hiding, away from failure, then we can never make mistakes from which we have the opportunity to learn from. Failure is more then losing; you become a failure when you fail to try, when you give up.
Whenever you network you create and build connections with people. This tends to subsequently provide you with a chance to collect their information and be able to communicate more with them, that creates trust. For anyone who is running a business, this offers you a chance to close a great deal with them.
"Life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right. Forget about the one's who don't. Believe things happen for a reason. If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it."- Harvey Mackay