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Saturday, January 21, 2012

The Motivation of Failure

My sister-in-law sent me a link to an inspiring blog, White Hot Truth, where Danielle LaPorte writes about the relationship between creativity and failure.

Don't Cry Over It
I find this to be true for me.  Even when I receive praise and accolade, there is a small part of me that is not satisfied.

I have always attributed this aspect of my personality to being a "perfectionist".  But LaPorte suggests that it is the very feelings of inadequacy that drive us to move forward, to continue creating art in a constant quest for improvement.

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