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The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery

By Sarah Lewis

The Rise by Sarah Lewis

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Book Overview:  The gift of failure is a riddle. Like the number zero, it will always be both a void and the start of infinite possibility. The Rise—a soulful celebration of the determination and courage of the human spirit—makes the case that many of our greatest triumphs come from understanding the importance of this mystery.  Click here for more info!

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“The only thing that I see that is distinctly different about me is I’m not afraid to die on a treadmill.  I will not be outworked.  Period.  You might have more talent than me, you might be smarter than me, you might be sexier than me; you might be all of those things – you got it on me in nine categories.  But if we get on the treadmill together, there’s two things: You’re getting off first, or I’m gonna die.  It’s really that simple, right? … You’re not going to outwork me.” ~ Will Smith

 

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“It is going to be tough if you look for the easy way out because very rarely is there an easy way out. There is nothing that replaces hard work.” ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger

 

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“No single act will uncover more creative genius than forcing yourself to create consistently. Practicing your craft over and over is the only way to become decent at it. The person who sits around theorizing about what a best-selling book looks like will never write it. Meanwhile, the writer who shows up every day and puts their butt in the chair and their hands on the keyboard — they are learning how to do the work.” ~ James Clear, Blog

 

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“What you do in practice is going to determine your level of success. I used to tell my players, ‘You have to give 100 percent every day. Whatever you don’t give, you can’t make up for tomorrow. If you give only 75 percent today, you can’t give 125 percent tomorrow to make up for it.‘” ~ John Wooden

 
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