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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Famous Creators on the Fear of Failure by Maria Popova

Embracing what is, or how to fail like the world’s most successful creatives.

While failure may be an integral prerequisite for true innovation, the fact remains that most of us harbor a deathly fear of it — the same psychological mechanisms that drive our severe aversion to being wrong, only amplified. That fear is the theme of this year’s student work exhibition at Stockholm’s Berghs School of Communication and, to launch it, they asked some of today’s most beloved creators — artists, designers, writers — to share their experiences and thoughts on the subject. While intended as advice for design students, these simple yet important insights are relevant to just about anyone with a beating heart and a head full of ideas — a much-needed reminder of what we all rationally know but have such a hard time internalizing emotionally.



Milton Glaser – on the fear of failure. from Berghs' Exhibition '11 on Vimeo.


http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2011/05/12/fear-of-failure/ 

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