Fail better, fail always.

/Fail better, fail always.

“Fail better,” Samuel Beckett commanded, a phrase that has been taken on by business executives as some kind of ersatz wisdom. They have missed the point completely. Beckett didn’t mean failure-on-the-way-to-delayed-success, which is what the FailCon crowd thinks he meant. To fail better, to fail gracefully and with composure, is so essential [for writers] because there’s no such thing as success. It’s failure all the way down.

–Stephen Marche fails.

2018-07-27T14:25:10+00:0010th September, 2014|Tags: writing|