Susan Booth - Failing Your Way to Mastery

The creative person lives with the unknown, the unmapped.

Susan  V. Booth wants everyone to grasp creativity and arts engagement as a series of iterative, collaborative and unmapped processes that serve as the motivational failures that will change the world. The Director of the Alliance Theatre believes that failure is the definitive map to mastery as illustrated in the Japanese proverb, "fall down seven times, get up eight". "Arts engagement is a means to the end."  Susan explains that 'arts engagement' is the quintessential teacher of translating failure into mastery. Booth theorizes that in every artistic endeavor or creative work, the masterpiece didn't just happen, they were the results of  corrections, amendments and drafts of previous attempts. In her May 2015 TEDxCentennialParkWomen Talk, Susan talks about how using failure as an "engine for growth"  that will help society to innovate and discover for the future. 

"I have not failed, I just found 10,000 ways that won't work. -Thomas Edison

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