I was browsing Seth Godin’s blog at 3:43 am for lack of anything better to do and I ran across this…
The object isn’t to be perfect. The goal isn’t to hold back until you’ve created something beyond reproach. I believe the opposite is true. Our birthright is to fail and to fail often, but to fail in search of something bigger than we can imagine. To do anything else is to waste it all.
Recently I’ve rattled around a few ideas, just some random talk, chit-chat. Nothing too detailed or exhaustive, just thoughts. And you would not believe the amount of criticism and negative input I received telling me I would fail.
Ummm, what? Fail? Excuse me? How can one possibly fail at thinking? How does one fail at dreaming?
First of all, do you even know me? How I think? How I process an idea from conception to validation to fruition. Second of all, do you even know enough of my dream or idea to even form an opinion? Because I’m not sure I even do? Because see, it’s still in the dream/idea stage… Not even hit the concept stage yet.
Wow, amazingly enough, there are talented people out there that do not hestitate to predict the future with 100% accuracy that I will fail.
But according to Seth Godin, it’s ok for me to fail, as long as I fail for something big. Thanks Seth! I can rest easy now.
Dream big people! Don’t let your critics drag you down!