Adventure 231 ~ Embrace Failure

J K Rowling quoteToday I received my first reply from a literary agent about my children’s story, The Faerie Thorn. It was a standard email – and it wasn’t a “yes”.

In today’s video, I explore my reaction to the email : it’s probably worth watching if  you think fear of failure may be holding you back (or if you’re worried about what others may think if you don’t succeed).

The “take-away” from today’s adventure is : “failure” isn’t all it’s cracked up to be 😛 (and if you’ve got things that you really want to do, go right ahead and do them!) .. oh … and whatever you do…  hold your nerve!

I am just going outside and may be some time.


5 thoughts on “Adventure 231 ~ Embrace Failure

  1. Reblogged this on thejanusparadigm and commented:
    this has all to do with whether you choose to fall at the first hurdle. Failure is a big country and you can still map your way across it to the island of success…so many authors have rejection slips and for works that when someone took them on finally they made such a success they hit the stratosphere, the Beatles also were rejected at first and look what happened there.

    • Thanks, Lila 🙂 . I think the bigger message is that “failure” actually feels quite “small” in the scheme of things : it’s not the big deal that society keeps telling us it is! We are bombarded with messages about the imperative of success : earn millions, look good, have the perfect relationship, get to the top of the career ladder … or else…. But the “or else” is actually okay … and “failure” feels insignificant in the truest sense of the word …. it has relatively little meaning ..(it doesn’t feel like we might expect it too)… and so it’s living life on your own terms (and removing the “relative markers” of success or failure) which seems the most hopeful of all! 🙂 🙂

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