Failure and Creativity

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The fear of failure is one of the biggest obstacles in moving forward with creative work. People need to be supported in anticipating and working through creative failures. Failures open up broad horizons of creative possibility by indicating that additional thought and action are needed to move forward. Although creativity is risky, it can be viewed as a beautiful risk because even if our efforts do not work out, we can still learn from them as we strive to make a creative contribution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCreativity and Innovation
Subtitle of host publicationTheory, Research, and Practice, Second Edition
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781000498509
ISBN (Print)9781032204635
StatePublished - Jan 1 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences
  • General Psychology


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