So many people, myself included, fear failure. I saw this graphic online and I think it serves as a good reminder:
The above statement is absolutely true. There is virtually no creativity without failure (unless you happen to be God) so if we are going to be creatives, it’s kind of pointless to fear failure. Everyone of these people was considered a failure, not good enough, and on and on. Can you believe someone thought Walter Elias Disney lacked imagination??? It seems ludicrous now but at one point, everyone of these greats, all of whom are now seen as the pinnacles of their respective crafts, was labeled a failure and rejected.
There was a failure here alright… a failure to see the greatness each of these folks possess and that fail was epic. But I want you to see something else. The reason every one of them rose to greatness was because they rejected the idea that they were a failure and pressed on. Look guys, not everyone is going to get you. Some people are going to think your work is garbage. Ignore them. You’re not a failure. You’re the creation of the only creative who has never, not even once failed. You cannot be a failure because your Creator has never failed. So press on. Pick yourself up, dust yourself off ask God to confirm your direction and press on.
You can do everything God has created you to do. Stick with it. You may have some bumps in the road, even some changes in direction, but there is success beyond the feeling of failure for those who will keep going.