Fail fast. I dare you. Fail at writing a decent screenplay. Fail to distill it into a killer logline. Fail to communicate your big idea with that hot shot movie producer.
How do you feel when you read that? Knot in the stomach? Flashes of past trauma? Kinda wanna puke? Yeah, me too. Failing sucks. But here’s the truth. Failing is an absolutely essential element of success. Because ‘failure’ is actually ‘feedback.’
If you take your losses personally, it hurts. But if you step back and give it some space you can always learn something from your mistakes.