Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Read this

Moonrat's post of fearing failure is good advice for us all.

14 comments:

Margaret Yang said...

...and apparently, the secret of success is stirring coffee with your spectacles. Who knew?

Lydia Sharp said...

Saw this yesterday, and it's worth another read today. Thanks for the re-post. :)

Aimee States said...

Yeah, the glasses as coffee stirrer was sort of strange...

DebraLSchubert said...

Thanks for linking this brilliant post. It's, well, brilliant. ;-)

BJ said...

Lessons to take away as a writer:

1. Don't fear rejection.
2. Fear of failure causes more physical reactions than actual failure.
3. If you meet Robert the Publisher, graciously decline coffee.
4. I now have a fear of old creamer and spectacles.

Scott said...

Thanks!

Patience-please said...

Okay. So a pat little 'thank you' doesn't quite suffice.

I'll say it again. Dang!

moonrat said...

aw shucks, thanks, Janet.

lynnrush said...

Oh wow. That was sweet. Thanks for the link. There's so much more to do in life than worry. . . It's such a buzz-kill, but so hard to NOT do.

Great article.

ryan field said...

"Easier said than done, of course. But I'm going to make a conscious effort going forward."

Me too.

Les Christianson said...

That was an awesome piece of writing as well as being good advice.

Susan Bonifant said...

Most great accomplishments start with a little fear. It's what your confidence looked like as a small child.

Steve Stubbs said...

I almost always agree with Moonrat, but where fear of failure is concerned, I feel compelled to quote the blurb from a bad horror movie: "Be afraid. Be very afraid."

laughingwolf said...

moonie's bang on!