Learning from Failure
Many years ago, I wrote my first novel: a science-fiction tale of renewable energy and unrequited love. It was terrible, even after I spent a year-and-a-half working on it. Before I started, I had one goal for the novel: to create a quality piece of art. When the final product fell short of this goal, I deemed it a total failure.
But after some time passed, I looked back on that 18-month journey. Only then did I realize I had learned more about writing and storytelling from that bad novel than anywhere else in my life. This realization made me start to reconsider the value of failure.
I’m all about learning from failure and moving beyond it. In fact, I plan to get you energized so you’ll get back out there and try again with renewed vigor. But before we get to that, I need to address the most challenging part of failure.