Some days, no matter how hard you try, the results seem upside down and inside out. Such is the nature of our creative process. I welcome failure with non-judgement because it is my best teacher. Failure is the springboard of creative inspiration. The artist is the curious explorer of the mighty land of failed attempts.
See your creativity as the freedom to explore new ways of thinking.
Any creative process starts with a wish to manifest a particular inspiration. The artistic process is all about clarifying this vision; often through the experiences and insights gained from many failed attempts. Progress is unfolding when the artist is unwilling to settle with unhappy results.
Creativity helps me be clear about what I want in life. Let it be your compass. Apply artistic joy as your true north setting. Life is a rich and wondrous land awaiting discovery. Why not have a beautiful, creative vision for this life and the courage to explore every failure as the gift of renewed direction.
“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” —Henry Ford
“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything—all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure —these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. ” —Steve Jobs