what if it doesn’t work?
Well, you can plank on a table in public and own your defeat.
Or, you can stand on that table and yell, “Attention everyone enjoying a yummy meal in this food court and shoppers in the nearby Claires and Lids, I have an announcement to make! I tried something, and it didn’t work. That doesn’t mean I failed. It means what I tried didn’t work. I’ll be back when I figure it out. I will find a way!”
Don’t expect a lot of applause. Maybe don’t expect any applause at all. But keep your head up. Grab more than one sample of bourbon chicken from the Chinese restaurant as you walk past. And walk quickly to the parking lot because the mall cop may be on their way to the food court.
What if it doesn’t work? Then it doesn’t work.
Find what will work. You are one step closer after ruling out one way that you now know just won’t work.