There was this line of thinking I read…it may have been Peter Thiel initially…but maybe not.
Anyway, they said that success is largely the result of trial and error. We generally can’t really know what’s going to work until we try it, get feedback, either refine it or move on to something else entirely.
What stuck most in my mind was, “Success is the result of failure, so if you want to be successful, you need to accelerate your rate of failure.”
That changed my life, with no hyperbole.
I tell people that the best part about being a writer is that you become immune to rejection and failure. After your hundredth rejection slip it just ceases to matter…and that is a freaking superpower, to be able to act without being paralyzed by the potential of failure.
anyway, I’m rambling…this is a subject I get a bit fired up over.