When we fail it can feel like the end of the world.
When things go wrong, when things don’t turn out the way that you expected them to, when things take a sharp turn in an unexpected direction… it can feel like everything has failed. It can feel like you have failed.
And it can feel so overwhelming, that you can’t see that you can ever get back to where you were.
I’ve been there. I know how crushing it can feel. I know how it can feel embarrassing, scary and, frankly, awful.
❗️But here is the truth:❗️
If you try something new, sometimes it works, Sometimes it fails.
If something is new and different and unexpected then it will often fail.
Creativity isn’t about doing the easy thing that will always work first time.
It’s about doing the unusual, innovative, difficult thing that might fail, in fact it probably will.
But it might just succeed.
When you succeed it feels amazing.
The key to success, is to understand that failure is an inevitable, predictable and crucial part of the process.
You will never succeed without failing at some point.
Failure is not the opposite of success.
Failure is how you learn to succeed.
A successful person will always fail.
But the successful person is the one who picks themselves up, dusts themselves off, learns a lesson, and then carries on going.