It’s #FailureFriday! We’re dedicating the end of the week to changing our perspective on failure.
After Austin Kleon’s SXSW keynote speech, we started checking out his blog where we stumbled on this quote about failing:
“I’m willing to be bad for as long as it takes, until I’m good….I don’t have a sense of shame. I just don’t. If I’ve hurt someone’s feelings, if I’m mean to somebody, I’ll lament over that for days. I’m that dude. I’ll lose sleep over mundane stuff. But I don’t really have the thing of, ‘Oh, I’ve embarrassed myself.’ I just don’t understand why I would stop trying to play piano even though I’m not good at it. I want to be good at it. So why wouldn’t I keep playing?“
– Jason Segel
We love Jason’s stamina and realistic outlook on the process of succeeding. Things don’t always happen right away. Be curious. Be open. It’s okay to start small. Don’t stop trying.