When I first set out to post this morning the subject matter was going to be specifically about my experience with Kickstarter, but I decided to change my mind a bit. I wanted to really look at what my Kickstarter experience was as a whole. What I discovered is that it was all about the pros and cons of risk taking and having the courage to accept all that comes with it.
I made a lot of sacrifices that I’m still dealing with right now just to make Midnight Tiger a reality, but in the end it has all been worth it. It’s the rewards of risk taking and following your passion. As long as responsibility has been taken for every one of those sacrifices I had to make…I find that everything worked out just fine. Just being alive is a risk everyone takes every day and personally, when my ‘light’ goes out, I don’t want to have any regrets. I want to live my life as fully and as authentically as I possibly can and represent something positive in the lives that I happen to touch along the way. Playing it safe and expecting to have a smooth, untroubled, sacrifice free life just won’t allow me to do such a thing. You just have to go for what you love like you have a week to live. In life, in career, and in love. Success can only come from learning from your failures. Failures come from taking risks.
You want to succeed? Stop being afraid to risk failure.