- What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?
- What if I fail — how will I recover?
- What if I do nothing?
- What if I succeed?
- What’s truly worth doing, whether you fail or succeed?
- In this failure, what went right?
Jonathan Fields, author of Uncertainty: Turning Fear and Doubt into Fuel for Brilliance and creator of the magnificent Good Life Project, proposes six questions that help overcome the fear of failure. Pair with Fields on how to make your own luck, then see this invaluable read on creativity and the gift of failure.
As surely as the night hath given need.
The yearning eyes, at last, will strain their sight
No more unanswered by the morning light;
No longer will they vainly strive, through tears,
To pierce the darkness of thy doubts and fears,
But, bathed in balmy dews and rays of dawn,
Will smile with rapture o’er the darkness drawn. James Whitcomb Riley (via itsquoted)