Trying is the first step to failure. So the infamous cartoon character Homer Simpson said to his son, Bart. Fear of failure can overwhelm the desire to succeed – a warning meted out in sales training rooms around the world.
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Robert the Bruce reputedly once shared a cave with a spider and later an observation - a story of an epiphany - with an appreciative audience.
Sherlock Holmes, one of the greatest fictional detectives, would have deduced nothing less. “How do you know the audience appreciated anything?” Watson may have asked. Elementary, dear Watson, for the story made it into the annals of history; a fair body of men must have liked it for its repetition to succeed so comprehensively.
Trying is not the first step to failure, starting out with one eye on the exit may be and beating the drum ahead of the march of anticipated criticism will certainly dampen any desire to succeed: an occasion perhaps when getting in first does not gain advantage.
Be bold; love your work, refuse to be the first to criticize and above all share your ideas, your story, and if at first you don’t succeed…