Failure is an unavoidable part of the creative process. But there are some ways you can minimize it:
1. Define your goals. If you don’t have a definable goal, you will ALWAYS fail. When I started out, I wanted to be liked—make that loved—by everyone. How attainable, right? It’s not.
2. Create for yourself first, not an audience. Create something you love. If you do this, it will not be failure. You have already succeeded to some degree.
3. Use your work to help others. You have unique gifts—do good with them. Share your work and let it encourage others.
4. Spend less time talking about creating. And spend much more time doing the act of creating. It’s easy to spend all your time talking–it even feels productive at times. But the truth is, it’s not. Action always crushes intention.
5. Go have some fun. There are no specific rules to follow when creating. If you aren’t having fun, go take a break.
Can you do me a favor? Create something as soon as possible. Even it means writing a sentence or taking some pictures with your phone—create something!
Please don’t let this post add to the noise—let’s use it as a challenge to create.
It’s time to get to work.