Plan for Failure

I read this article, The Power of Negative Thinking, over at 99.u with great interest because I have a knee-jerk reaction against unbridled optimism and break out at hives if I’m seated at a dinner party next to someone who is relentlessly positive. It’s not that I’m a pessimist; I’m an optimist who worries. Article author Christian Jarrett notes, “By thinking …

Failure is inevitable

That title there — failure is inevitable — it sounds so pessimistic, doesn’t it? But every time I read a book about someone who writes or paints or otherwise creates, they fail a lot. See, the more you try the more you fail but the more chances you have to get it right. See, success shouldn’t be the point because …