“Have no fear of perfection. You’ll never reach it.” — Salvador Dali
I fail a lot more than I succeed. And most of the successful, passionate people I know fail a lot, too. At finding balance. Eating healthy. Making a consistent living. Keeping in touch. Spending wisely. Hitting the gym. Pursuing projects. Expanding their skillset.
I even fail at writing, the one thing I’m supposed to be good at. I was making an attempt at writing professionally for two years before I ever got anything published, and it took another year to get consistent work, in the form of a column for a now-defunct service industry magazine called What’s Up?
When the magazine went under, I figured I’d get another content writing job without too much of a problem. I sent out writing samples to a variety of digital and print publications and waited for a response.
I got four “no’s” before I got a “yes.” That’s only a 20 percent success rate.
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