News Article: Viewpoint: How Creativity Is Helped By Failure
I don’t know about other writers but for me, I oft get discouraged after I fail a piece of writing or I can’t write down a scene how it appears in my head. However, I’m rarely down for long as I soon realise the simple truth; I’m not perfect and I will never be. This is not to say that I won’t strive to produce by best work or strive to be the best, it just means that I won’t strive for perfection simply because it doesn’t exist. All I can give is maximum 100% of me (more likely 80% depending on my mood) and that’s all. If the quality of work exceeds my past performance it simply means I’ve reached a new best. If not it means that I still have lots to work on.
Perfect people don’t fail, don’t sin and most importantly; don’t exist.
The Icognito Writer: IBMC #07 – The News And Paper Challenge