Here’s the honest truth. Creating is so hard. To create and to dream is to risk. It’s to risk failure. It’s to risk people not understanding, or not showing up, or not believing in you.
It’s why I respect skaters so much. You fall and you bleed more than you “succeed”. But that’s all a part of it. It’s necessary. You won’t land it if you don’t hit the pavement 10, 20 times trying. I was talking today to a wife of a skater about how theres’ always blood on the sheets of their bed from the scabs that rip open in the night. And it’s the only way. You bleed, and you fail, and you fail, and you fail, and then you succeed. You land the trick. And it’s worth it.
And I don’t even think they see it as failing. They understand it’s just part of the process. It’s part of the passion. It’s okay. More than okay, it’s a part of what makes it the all or nothing, ‘skate or die’ lifestyle. There’s literally an instagram account dedicated to skateboardings worst falls.
It’s all a part of it.
I think we should see creating the same way. No matter what you’re creating. Art, projects, events, programs, a family, a marriage, your LIFE.
Fail again and again. And again. And then succeed. And then fail again.
More than okay. it’s what makes your life the ‘all or nothing’, 'live or die’ lifestyle. But at least your creating. You’re moving forward. You’re doing something.
Every time I do something, whether it be a project, a program, an event, I second guess myself a million times. I don’t feel capable, I feel like I’m failing many times, and I always ALWAYS wish I could do better.
But I can’t stop. There’s something inside me that knows that to not create is to sacrifice why I'm here. And grace is abundant. So abundant.
So I want to live like that. “All or nothing”, “live or die”. We don’t have long here. So let’s make it worth it.