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How Writing Teaches You To Fail | SterlingTerrell.net

How Writing Teaches You To Fail


I hope you learn to fail.

And I hope you relish in that failure.

You learn to fail, because then you learn how to get back up again. It puts a chip on your shoulder.

See, learning to fail is one of the reasons I like sports.

Sports give you a fantastic platform to fail on a stage with few consequences.

The same can be said of writing. Who cares if you write something terrible?

At least you wrote. At least you started. At least you did something.

And, if you write enough terrible things, you might eventually write something amazing.

Who knows.

Just write. And fail. And learn.

"Writing is such good training for the rest of life, if you allow it to be, because it forces you to get comfortable with failure, with the wide range of impossible-to-meet expectations and standards. I hear all the time that I’m both too conservative and too liberal, too shallow and too deep, too casual and too formal."

--Shauna Niequist, Present Over Perfect