I’m not afraid to fail (Confessions of a Lucky Storyteller)
The other F-word, failure, has a power to it and it always will, if we let it.
Unless we stop treating failure like a deep well of inescapable shame, we are never going to do anything.
Our “permanent record” and the idea of failing a final exam, a grade in school, a driving test, twice, all that shit’s hardwired into us. Hard-wired.
I have failed, huge, in front of live audiences as a stand up comedian and on the internet, in front of *lots* people & guess what?
I survived. So will you.
Inspiring someone is not something I know how to do, but when people tell me I’ve inspired them, that’s very fucking cool.
I’ll take that over any award, anytime.
And what’s interesting, is how much failure I have on my “permanent record.”
Life’s not about failure or success, that’s just a story we’ve been taught.
Let’s take a look at my permanent record regarding raising budgets for projects on Kickstarter and IndieGoGo, shall we?
Number of success on Kickstarter and IndieGogo = ONE.
All I did was keep going. That’s why I succeeded.
“Improvise, adapt & overcome” — *that* shit works!