The Paradox Of Creativity
“The things you get fired for when you're young are the exact same things you win lifetime achievement awards for when you're old. Which is to say the things that run against the grain, that are not common, are not logical, that don't fit in to the standard approach… if you do survive and get that across--remember that the things that get you in trouble are the same things that are later remembered as being exceptional."
I love this quote from Francis Ford Coppola in his 2011 interview with HBR. A wonderful reminder for us all to trust that inner voice of creativity.