Milton Glaser – on the fear of failure.
great list i just discovered on the brain pickings website which was created by sister corita kent and john cage. it seems she really created the list and he promoted and lived by it. anyway…my personal favourite is rule #4 “consider everything an experiment” with a closs second being rule #6 “nothing is a mistake. there’s no win and no fail. there’s only make.”
[Research] points to an alternative approach [to happiness]: a ‘negative path’ to happiness that entails taking a radically different stance towards those things most of us spend our lives trying hard to avoid. This involves learning to enjoy uncertainty, embracing insecurity and becoming familiar with failure. In order to be truly happy, it turns out, we might actually need to be willing to experience more negative emotions – or, at the very least, to stop running quite so hard from them.