We’re not the Faster-than-the-Speed-of-Light generation anymore. We’re not even the Next-new-thing generation. We’re are the Soon-to-be-obsolete-kids and we’ve crowded in here to hide from the future and the past. We know what’s up – the future looms straight ahead like a black wrought-iron gate and the past is charging after us like a badass Doberman, only this one doesn’t have any letup in him.
-Tim Tharp, The Spectacular Now
What’s the worst thing that will happen if you go after a dream? You’ll fail? So you fail. Like that doesn’t happen all the time anyway. So you fail at something that counts. There’s a concept.
How old were you when you decided failure was a bad thing? When we’re young, we’re taught that accomplishment includes making mistakes, and failure is just a natural part of a process.