There are different kinds of failures.
There are failures which are defined by not achieving or realizing the results one has aimed at.
Then there are failures that result from being too much of a perfectionist - with the bars set so high that success was an impossibility.
Then there are those failures which are from mismanagement and misuse of the processes - too much reliance on the process - or not enough adherence to the process.
Or worse, using the wrong process.
Then there are those that Seth Godin wrote about: Failures who are failures because nothing was ever started. He writes: "The only thing worse than starting something and failing... is not starting something."
So is the solution simply doing it? Taking a leap - and simply start?
But I think one has to go deeper.
One has to know why one is doing something. Why one is creating something out of nothing.
It's not so much about overanalyzing and nitpicking and creating scenarios and all that...
It's about knowing why - from one's soul - this is so important.
Rainier Maria Rilke once received a letter from a young poet for advice. I think what Rilke said to the poet is still apt to the act of creating something - and taking a leap - and jumping in.