Notes from An Alien

~ Explorations In Reading, Writing & Publishing ~

Are Failure and Success Actually “The Same Thing”?

We live in a world where “false dichotomies” thrive.

Failure and Success

Image courtesy of Kostya Kisleyko ~

What is often presented as black or white has infinite shades of gray.

What is perceived initially as male or female has its complement close at hand.

What can seem like sheer dominance has an interior of pure subjection

I happen to be a writer and I also happen to blog about Reading, Writing, and Publishing.

One post I wrote back in 2012 was called “Must Writers Suffer Melancholy, Anguish, and Depression?“.

It featured a video called Your Elusive Creative Genius with Elizabeth Gilbert, acclaimed author of Eat, Pray, Love.

That book was a huge “success”; and, she claims her next one was a “failure”

But, in the video below, she explains a third perspective—pursuing what you love more than you love yourself.

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One response to “Are Failure and Success Actually “The Same Thing”?

  1. Pingback: #CreativeCourage & #BigMagic for #Readers, #Writers, & #Publishers | Notes from An Alien

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