On not being afraid to fail

I presented at a conference this passed weekend and it went pretty well if I do say so myself. The real test is coming up at my large disciplinary conference toward the end of the year. I am super nervous for that! I went to these last two conferences as test runs though. Right now I’m working on this conference paper, a dissertation chapter and a class syllabus. I was working on my dissertation chapter yesterday evening and was almost near tears. I need to go back and try again today and just let myself write. I also need to stop being afraid to fail. I am terrified of producing a whole bunch of crap and it never being good. But I really just need to go ahead and write it. So today that is what I will be doing – not being afraid to fail.

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