#qotd by Steve Madden on the How I Built This with Guy Raz show on #npr
Hands up if #thestruggleisreal for you.
Overcoming the fear of making mistakes is something I've been working on for a while. I've recognized that there could be many reasons behind that fear, e.g. the fear of appearing stupid, the fear of reprimand, the fear of criticism, the desire for perfection, the quixotic aim of hitting a design 'hole-in-one' or not hitting at all.
Ultimately, it is actually far more liberating to allow oneself to make mistakes, to take oneself less seriously, and to recognise that mistakes and criticism fuel creativity.