What’s Worse Is Not To Try At All (Ted Lasso Wisdom)

OK, I’m about to set the stage, spoiler-lessly (?), for a scene from Ted Lasso (Season 2, ep. 9). Sam, our character who learned in Season 1 to “be a goldfish” is evolving. Beautifully. After a humiliating loss, he gives this speech in a post-match interview:

It’s tough. I feel sorry that we let the fans down. We lost. Very badly. But we tried. You know, we gave it everything we had and – for me, that is ok. Because what’s worse is not to try at all. To try is scary. You know? Because you can end up losing a lot. You have to put your heart out there. Otherwise, what’s the point?

Take the shot. Whatever it is little goldfish, take the shot.

Because…

It’s worse not to try at all.

To try is scary.

Because you can end up losing a lot.

You have to put your heart out there.

Otherwise what’s the point?

Risk on.

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