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Learning to fail

The biggest lesson I’ve learned over the past month.

David Gane
David Gane
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Every day seems to bring the experience of failure.

I continually fail to post daily. I post when I can and backdate to fill in the holes. And I often fail to write comprehensive posts. Sometimes they feel like half-thoughts placed on the page.

But I’m also learning.

I’m learning to show up every day—even if it is a few days late—and write. I’m learning to share, pushing fear and perfectionism aside. And I’m learning that even when I fail, I always have tomorrow to do better.

Every day I show up, I’m building a foundation.

A foundation of content that I can use in the future. A foundation of practice, of showing up and doing the work. A foundation of resilience to keep showing up, even when I fail.

Often, these posts don’t always feel great. But I always feel I’m building something more that eventually turns into something I will be proud of.

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Co-writer of the Shepherd and Wolfe young adult mysteries, the internationally award-winning series, and teacher of storytelling and screenwriting.