“Don’t fear failure. — Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.” -Bruce Lee
In The War of Art, Steven Pressfield, wrote, “The most important thing about art is to work. Nothing else matters except sitting down every day and trying.”
Yet, as simple as Pressfield’s advice sounds, sitting down (or getting up) and doing the work is a frightening idea for many of us. Surrounding us on all sides is the fear of failure. What if we fail to create something that’s worth listening to, reading about, or paying attention to? What if we fail to come up with any ideas at all? What if we fail to outperform our last example of success? What if we fail to overcome writer’s block, or even worse, what if we discover that we have no talent at all?
Jason Rink deals with these kinds of questions everyday. As a writer and producer for Emergent Order, the founder and owner of Foundation Media, and the Executive Director for the Foundation for a Free Society, Jason’s professional life requires him to find ways around fear and resistance in order to create on demand.
On this week’s episode of “What Are You Failing At?”, Jason Rink shares his current battles with resistance and the lessons they’re teaching him about creativity, productivity, and overcoming fear.
Listen to our brief conversation via the video and audio clip below to learn how you can fight through failure.
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Are you interested in developing a more empowering relationship to failure? If so, you may enjoy this piece from the Harvard Business Review on why the fear of failure is The No. 1 enemy of creativity. You might also enjoy last week’s conversation with Casey Zeman.
We’ll be back next Monday with a new episode of “What Are You Failing At?” In the meantime, keep failing forward.