Phoebus Haack and my Writing Failures

“I like to succeed in public, but to fail in secret.” – David Ogilvy, Confessions of an Advertising Man

I don’t blame David Ogilvy, for like the best (and worst) of people I too like to keep my failures secret.

This may be due to too much pride – pride that I want to be a success in all that I do, pride in believing that the wider world really cares about what I do, for better or worse.

In the same way that I know that I should have a side of salad instead of chips, or get up an hour early to fit in gym before the office, I know I should find something to learn from my failures.