Warren Buffett once said that “the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield.”
We are so tempted to look back. But often times looking back is a trap. It can be a trap because our success can make us comfortable and our failure can freeze us in fear.
As a creative community we have to learn to keep our eyes forward.
Repeating our successes won’t help us create anything new. Also fearing our failures, or that we might repeat our failures, paralyzes our creativity and impacts our leadership.
We are not defined by our success or our failure.
You are an artist. You were created by the creator of the universe to create and to see the world differently. You have a gift that takes courage to use and most people are not courageous enough to engage that gift.
Lean into that truth today and not the lie that you have done your best work or that your failure limits your ability.