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Something to ponder

A quote from this NPR interview with musician Laura Gibson caught my attention last weekend. About 5 minutes in, she says:

… erring on the side of confidence. I wanted to look back and see any failures that I made were failures of risk rather than failures of timidity.

There’s a lot packed into that: the realization, even expectation of failure, at least sometimes, along with the recognition that failing because you didn’t try is the worst kind of failure.

If you’re trying new things, and hard things, and big things, they aren’t always going to work out. Not the first time, nor the second, and sometimes not ever. That doesn’t make them not worth trying.

My new goal: err on the side of confidence.

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