Failure is, for some people, the ultimate “F-word”. It brings about another “F-word”: fear. Fear of failure.
I was thinking about this today because there are so many people out there who are more successful than I am. It could be at a variety of things that they’re “better”. One could think about that and fear being a failure and therefore not even try. I was like that once but that’s not me anymore. I may not be the best at anything, but I’m willing to address failure by trying. I’ll sometimes still be anxious about it, sure, but I’d rather fail because I tried than fail at failing because I didn’t try at all.
On that note, I had found ways to procrastinate officially releasing something for quite some time, wanting it to be perfect. So when I finally gave myself a deadline by the end of September to release something, I had to address that fear of failure head-on. What I found out was that there’s good and bad, awesomeness and mistakes on what I released, but I needed to put something out there so that I wouldn’t just sit in limbo waiting. And I’m so glad I stopped waiting because it helped me reaffirm something I already knew: that I can only fail by not trying.
I’m pleased to present to you my new album “Here’s Something”. Go to my web site (http://jlampson.com) and look for the word “music”. Stream, download, or just stare. Please share your thoughts through whatever means you wish and I look forward to seeing you soon!