What would you do if you absolutely could not fail? Would you climb to the heighest high and stand on the top of the world? Take it further with the international space station? Do stand up comedy at the Met? Heavy weight champ?
And does it have to be so grand? I had this question put to me and really what it questions is goals and dreams. I don’t personally follow the “you can do it all” thought due to the hurtful nature contained within. Something tells me that if I try my hardest I’m not going to make the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition for 2016. Even if I switch my latte to nonfat I’m pretty sure it’s outta my reach. This is an obvious example but it’s best to stay in those goals, the reachable ones of what you want to do or feel you could if you put in that little extra time. Mine is full time writer and musician. I work on top of that but otherwise I’m already doing it.
As to the failing side, what’s wrong with that? We want to have experience and we like to receive experience but what is that? Isn’t experience just the result of making mistakes and learning from that. If you worked in a place where no one came in, yeah you’d be amazing at it and your work would be failure – proof but it would be 1) extremely boring and 2) over in less than a month.
Some of the biggest failures have been the gateway to success as well. Post its came from someone trying to create a superglue that totally failed. New Order’s bassist just grabbed a bass and joined the band with no idea how to play the correct way so he created a style that became their signature sound. The list of this goes on and on.
So get out there and try it. Try it, suck at it and try it again. Just keep hammering at it 🙂
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