Someone asked me once, " Would you have still tried even if you knew it wouldn't work?"
I said: "It's like this... championship game. 2 secs left on the clock. My team is down by one. I have the ball and I'm open for a jumpshot. Should I take the shot or not? If I make it, we win and celebrate. If I didn't, we lose and we go home crying. I guess I'll still take that shot. And in case I miss the shot, I'd still cry... but it feels a lot less painful knowing that at least I tried."