Thursday, December 27, 2018

Unlock Your Creative Ingenuity - Key # 4 - Encouraging Failure

Encourage failure to equal success! 
Isn't that an oxymoron? Well, whoever said an oxymoron couldn't be useful? 

How many times in the last few months have you failed at some point in your creative process--once, twice, or not-at-all? If you answered not-at-all, then I'm worried about your future creative success. 

You may have heard the phrase, 'If you haven't failed, you haven't tried.' That principle is true for creative ingenuity. It doesn't mean you haven't been working or that you're not productive. The phrase usually means you haven't tried anything new or reached for a new goal. And if that's true, you can't be growing and developing your creative talent.

So, in summary, give yourself permission to fail. In fact, ask yourself each month, 'Have I failed this month?' If you have--give yourself a big hug and keep going.

You may want to view Key #3 - Understanding Perfection


  1. Lynda, this is such good advice! I know I need to gain experience in trying a new venture no matter the result!

    1. That's so true, Keddar. I started out sewing my kid's clothes, then moved on to traditional quilting, then tried an art quilt. If I hadn't kept trying new things I'd never found the niche I love the most, fabric art. And with each step I learned valuable skills that I still use today. Keep reaching...