David Bowie was a failure

Yes, he failed. A lot.

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Did you know the following about David Bowie?

— In the 1960s he released nine singles which failed to chart before Space Oddity made it into the top five in the UK.

Success doesn’t just happen

It usually follows a lot of failure, experimentation, persistence and most of all, grit.

What can we learn from this?

Failure is inevitable. We have to work hard at our art. We have to keep developing our unique voice and we do this by continually producing work even when our work isn’t received in the way we would like.

As artists we must learn from our failures and keep producing.

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