failure is an option but fear is not – New Quote I Love

I’ve added this part to Quotes I LOVE, (start of time code for this bit)

Don’t put limitations on yourself. Other people will do that for you. Don’t do that to yourself. Don’t bet against yourself. And take risk.

NASA has this phrase that they like, “Failure is not an option.” But failure has to be an option.

In art and exploration, failure has to be an option. Because it is a leap of faith. And no important endeavour that required innovation was done without risk. You have to be willing to take those risks. […]

in whatever you are doing, failure is an option. But fear is not.” – James Cameron at this 2010 TED talk [time code 16:11]

July 31, 2010, Update: Added two links to Businessweek articles about James Cameron here.

2 Responses to failure is an option but fear is not – New Quote I Love

  1. Angelos Fernandes says:

    Totally powerful. I agree with Mr. Cameron. Even if we failed for a few times, we could have options in the future.

  2. kempton says:

    James is right here. I found two insightful Businessweek articles,

    King of the World (Again)
    The inside story of how Avatar’s James Cameron became the most powerful commercial force in the movie business—twice
    http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/10_05/b4165048396178.htm

    A Charlie Rose Q&A with James Cameron
    The Avatar director holds forth on the birth of a blockbuster and the future of film
    http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/10_05/b4165054405494.htm

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