This is what amazes me and what I love about skiing. A lot of times there is this mental barrier that blocks you from trying a new trick. And when you finally get the confidence (alcohol induced or not) to try the trick and you most likely fall the first time, you realize the pain and consequence wasn't really that bad even if it looked gnarly as fuck.
I was just learning fronts the other day - I landed on my back on all 5 attempts off pretty big jumps and the worst thing that happened was I was a little sore the next day.
As long as you don't leap too far from your comfort zone the consequence of failure is minimized.