Are you afraid to fail?

As storytellers, we constantly put ourselves out in the marketplace.  It might be a pitch to a movie producer, a website where people can post an evaluation of your latest novel or short story, or a story that you are telling friends at lunch.

In each of those situations, there is the very real possibility that you might fail.  The producer doesn’t like your idea.  You’re receiving a lot of 2 star evaluations with comments about your lack of skills on Amazon for the entire (yes, entire!) world to see.  Your friends convey by their looks that your story just fell flat.

Do these possible failures keep you from telling your stories?  I hope not.

I’d like to share a blog post from a friend of mine.

Why Failing is Critical to Momentum  by Pat McCalla  (click on the link)

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”  – Mark Twain
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