Failed It!Erik Kessels
If you’re anything like me, you’re called an idiot at least once a day.
And that’s okay.
Because making mistakes, flirting with disaster and put outright failure is how you get better. Without it, you’re stuck in a zone of mediocrity and ‘meh’. Sure, you probably won’t be nervous, self-conscious and potentially mortified, but you won’t be admired either.
If you want to be creative, do original work and surprise the hell out of someone every once in a while, you need to get over your fear of looking stupid.
Seek out failure. Train yourself to recognize it all around you. Get to know it and take it away for a romantic weekend.
Failure isn’t fatal – quite the contrary.
It’s downright fabulous.
Failed It! Is a new book by Erik Kessels, published by Phaidon. Come along to the accompanying exhibition to learn how to fail fabulously.