Milton Glaser: To Love What You Do is To Fail
Whether we like it or not, February tends to be a big “love” month.
I find a lot of pink, polka dots and cupcakes being shared across the blogosphere (then again who doesn’t love Sprinkles). But beyond feminine colors and sweets, I think this month should be about celebrating the people, places, and things we love to do.
And who better to talk about that then the man behind the I ❤ N.Y. campaign, design legend Milton Glaser.
Not only is he amazing at what he does–his campaign has gone on to become the face of one of the most beloved cities in the world–but he is also very intelligent and consistently offers up generous life advice to the creative community.
In this short talk , Glaser discusses how to specialize and grow in what you love to do by leaning into failure. Regardless of his fairly short monologue (under eight minutes), it is a blatant take on becoming the best at what you do and may help you take a hard look at your own success and shortcomings. Because, in the words of Milton Glaser:
Not sure about you, but I prefer a month that celebrates that sort of romance.