Epic Fail: Erik Jensen
Saturday Paper editor Erik Jensen talks about his fear of failure –and why it causes him to do things ‘ever more likely to fail’.
‘I think of failure as a huge and inevitable boulder, in front of which I’m always running,’ he offers. ‘Fearing it makes me get things done.’
If you want to succeed, you have to start by failing, and failing big. If you haven’t experienced the downside, the frustration, the rejection, then how can you appreciate the sweetness of success when it finally comes?
Australians from all walks of life come together on one big night to revel in the obstacles they have surmounted and the failures that have propelled them to the top of their game.
Erik Jensen is the founding editor of The Saturday Paper. He has won the Walkley Award for Young Print Journalist of the Year and the United Nation’s Media Peace Award. He is the author of Acute Misfortune: The Life and Death of Adam Cullen.