Part of the reason we spend creative time outside of our day jobs is so that we could have the freedom to play without the pressure of having to succeed. We knew not everything we would work on would be home runs. We welcome all failures to the table.
Let's be honest: Failure isn't scary, recognizing that you are vulnerable is scary. Putting your raw ideas out in the world sometimes feels like walking the plank on a pirate ship. As we mature we realize that being vulnerable is not a weakness, it is actually a strength. It takes courage to open up and expose yourself to the world.
Brené Brown in Daring Greatly says vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation. In our studio, we post our vulnerable ideas on the walls because that's where they become sticky. An idea may stick right away, it may fall down or may live on forever. It's the process that fuels ideas and makes them strong. Let's be vulnerable together, because that's when we show our greatest potential.
"If he fails, he at least fails while daring greatly." Theodore Roosevelt, 1910
Fail often and fail fast.