The fastest way to succeed is to fail... fail hard and fail fast.
I have to preface this by saying I don't mean true "failure", what I do mean is making mistakes, learning from these mistakes, making adjustments, and pushing forward.
If you are scared of or even attempt to avoid failure, you will shy away from opportunities and slow down what is a necessary process - because you're not supposed to get it right the first time around.
Mistakes are the most effective and fastest way to learn, and a prime example of this can be seen in any form of artist or creator.
Picture two in-experienced photographers who are given a week to produce their best photo, one of them can only take one single photo, and the other can take as many as they like but have to submit the final one, who would produce a better photo?
The first would spend a week cultivating the "perfect" shot, whilst the other would trail, test, "fail", and learn, before bringing it all together.
I'll leave the answer to you...
A musician might produce hundreds of songs before they land on one that changes the course of their life, a content creator will make hundreds of pieces of content before they make a viral video.
In all cases, they had to fail to succeed.
Another angle to consider; if you're unsure of what you want to do in life, or you haven't found your purpose...
Then I firmly believe that the fastest way to figure out what you want to do is to figure out what you don't want to do, and the only way to do this is to try new things and fail.
And at the end of the day... it's probably not even the failure you're scared of, it's other people's opinions of your failure.
Especially given that bold and risky moves come with the most eyes and opinions, but also tend to yield the greatest results.
So, are you going to let other people's opinions determine your success?