Have you ever failed at something and thought it was the end of the world? Or at least, totally devastating? I have. Back when I was in a band, when we first started and we were young, we had a smash hit on a TV show and we're invited to play a showcase in LA for the biggest label execs in the industry. What no one told us was that we were supposed to play a short set, crush it and get off stage. Let's just say we didn't do quite that... All the record execs stood there, with their arms folded, unimpressed as is the norm in Los Angeles, and we drove the 1400 miles home in near silence, crushed and embarrassed. It felt like the end.
In fact, pretty much everything I'm proud of we accomplished after that, in spite of the record industry. And now, I couldn't give a damn (to put it nicely) what any of those people think. It's easy to criticize and be culture's wisest commentator, but to create, that's something more courageous entirely. —
Everyone has ideas.
Few are willing to put them into action.
Fewer are willing to try again when they fail.
If you've ever failed at anything and kept going, consider yourself part of the elite. 👊🏼