The Fear of Failure – Paulo Coelho

“The road to success runs right through failure.”

“Success never happens without taking risks.”

Paulo Coelho, the author of The Alchemist, a book that has sold 65 million copies across 150 countries, had this to say:

“I’m never paralyzed by my fear of failure… I say “Ok, I’m doing my best… ” And, from the moment that I can say that I’m doing my best … I sit down, I breathe, and I say “I put all of my love into it, I did it with all my heart.” … And whether they like [the book] or not is irrelevant, because I like it. I’m committed to the thing that I did. And so far nobody has criticized or refused it. When you put love and enthusiasm into your work, even if people don’t see it, they know it’s there, that you did this with all of your body and soul, so that is what I encourage you to do.”

Via Open Culture

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