"You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space."
American musician Johnny Cash has some wise words on the importance of not dwelling on failure. The self-criticism spiral is an easy trap to fall into and it can quickly take up all your creative space. There’s no easy cure, or steady advice for not dwelling on failure, it’s a tough solo gig to undertake. Wherever you’re up to with building on failure, hopefully Johnny’s words can be of comfort just for today.