I went skating today and had an amazing life epiphany that can apply to everything, including art. I was ollying curbs and I realized that the outcome of the olly depends on my mindset before I even attempt the trick. A big part of skateboarding is fear and if you don't have your mind 100% resolute before you attempt the trick, then you will bail.
The same is true of all art, you must know exactly what you are going to do before you even begin an art piece. This doesn't mean that you won't fail, but it will allow you to have more power over the outcome.
Of course, skateboarding has real dangers, but failing in art has no lasting effects whatsoever. You must make bad art and you must fall in skateboarding to learn. Skating is such an amazing activity and I'm constantly learning new things everyday. Can't wait for Spring to start riding my motorcycle again also.