CNN.com’s Todd Leopold is building a nice little series on creativity, success and failure. This week, he features Pulitzer Prize winning author Jennifer Egan but also touches on the Xerox PARC lab, Orson Welles and others.
But it’s not true. Successful people — creative people — fail every day, just like everybody else. Except they don’t view failure as a verdict. They view it as an opportunity. Indeed, it’s failure that paves the way for creativity.