Josh Waitzkin is fascinating. He’s been at the top of two very different sports: chess (Searching for Bobby Fischer was based on him) and Aikido (He won the world title as an adult).
His tip to learn something new? Learn how to fall well. Practice again and again, what you do when you are losing control. Then you can fall gracefully, won’t fear falling and will take more risks.
Bring this to any personal goal you have. How can you practice handling things when life is crazy? What is your plan for getting back on track if you slip up?