If I Fail, I’ll Do it on My Terms

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It takes creative courage to make these hard decisions about your life and career, and to do what is in your heart. It takes gigantic cojones to serve your vision of a creative life, not blindly following the practical advice of your parents or friends.

Creative courage means not being content to let your Gift rot while pursuing a path that others have prescribed for you, creeping along in the safety of a status quo life. It means refusing to join the ranks of those around you bragging about their lack of commitment to their lives. It means having the bravery to leave a job that chafes or saying “No” to a high-dollar marketing client that you don’t actually believe in.

There are times when you need to re-tailor an ill-fitting life. These are the times that will define you—the moments you seek out your dragons and slay them when they rise. This is the courage to be creative.

If I fail, I will fail on my own terms. 

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