Most of the time I like to avoid failure because it is painful. This avoidance to adversity traps me where I am at. I will refuse to take risks for the fear of the pain. I will refuse to start something new for the pain of being a beginner. Even though the experience of being a beginner is painful, it is also very humbling.
Being a beginner reminds me that there is still a lot to learn. It makes me question whether learning this new thing will be worth it. It makes me want to work harder and learn faster to avoid being in this beginning state.