Elizabeth Gilbert on success and failure
by Louise D'Allura on June 26th, 2014

Each month I take time out to watch at least two TED talks because I love the perspective, inspiration, learning and ideas they provide – far more interesting than TV! 
 
I wanted to share with you this TED talk featuring  one of my favourite authors Elizabeth Gilbert – author of Eat Pray Love and The Signature of All Things.
 
In this TED Talk - "Success, failure and the drive to keep creating"  filmed in March 2014 she talks about how success can be just as disorienting as failure.
 
After the phenomenal success of the book 'Eat, Pray, Love,'  she thought about quitting - worrying about how she would ever produce that level of success again.  She found herself feeling more aligned to the version of herself 20 years prior - as an unpublished author getting rejection letters on a daily basis for 6 years!!!!!!  

In this TED talk she gives advice on being BRAVE - face success and failure - that they aren't that different and to get back on track when you’re stuck, and lacking in motivation.  

She talks about finding your way back “home” again to that thing you love to do - dedicating your energy to – regardless of the “random hurricane of outcomes.”

That's brave and inspiring!!  It will only take 7 minutes and you will love it.
If you're inspired by it too -  you might want to also check out The Swagger Project Event -Fearless in Business on Friday 22 August in Brisbane with Lisa Messenger and our Swagger Project Chicks Julie Cross, Alli Grant, Monique Parker, and Kylie Patchett.  

​Click here for more info!



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