Failure is vital

When I talk to people about pursuing their creative dreams, I’m often asked ‘What if I fail?’

The thing about creative work is not if you’ll fail, because you will, repeatedly.

Every writer has a drawer filled with terrible words, every artist has sketchbooks filled with ugly drawings, every film maker has hours of unwatchable trash hidden away and every game designer has painful prototypes stinking up their hard drive.

In creative work, you literally need to fail your way to success.

Embrace your failures and grow from them (but don’t ship them).

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