Sarah Silverman: Failure is an opportunity
Sarah Silverman sees failure as "an opportunity".
The 48-year-old comedy star – who voices the part of a glitchy racer in the new computer-animated movie ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ – has revealed she’s always been keen to take the positives from any situation, even if it’s considered to be a failure.
She said: "Every failure is an opportunity – you’re either gonna sink or rise to the occasion."
The American star admitted that her upbeat outlook is helped by the fact she’s never taken a long-term approach to her life or her career.
In fact, Sarah thinks it’s important to take risks and to embrace the possibility of failing.
She told ShortList magazine: "I did go through a little bit of not knowing how I was gonna make money.
"I’m lucky in that I don’t really think about the future much. I never have. I never think: ‘Where will I be in five years?’ I always just keep my head down, do stand-up, and things just happen."
Sarah revealed she’s taken inspiration from the acclaimed screenwriter Charlie Kaufman, admitting that his outlook has been a "life-changer".
Sarah – who is one of the world’s best-known stand-up comedians – said: "One of my favourite quotes is from Charlie Kaufman, who said something like: ‘Do not fear failure; failure is a badge of honour. It means you risked failure.’ And that’s a life-changer if you take it in."