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Illustrator and designer Milton Glaser on the fear of failure

Glaser says: "Development comes from failure. ...Within our own confident facade, the thing that we most fear in regard to failure is our own self-acknowledgement that we really don't exactly know what we're doing. ...You must embrace failure."

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One of the things holding young people back might be the fear of failure—specifically, the self-awareness that they might not be good (yet) at something, and that their peers will see this. I think this is a principal barrier to sustaining creative confidence past the very early years of life when we often don't care so much what others think of us.


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Patrick, we are experimenting with prototyping visual ways of connecting similar inspirations using Pinterest – all in order to enable OpenIDEATORS to better collaborate and build on each other’s inspirations.

Your posting is part of the "Embracing Failure" Pinterest board. Check out the field note detailing the Pinterest board.

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Cool—thanks, Hao!

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