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Success, failure and the drive to keep creating

11 Sep 2014 Morvarid Akhbari
With beautiful insight, Gilbert reflects on why success can be as disorienting as failure and offers a simple — though hard — way to carry on, regardless of outcomes.

About speaker

The author of 'Eat, Pray, Love,' Elizabeth Gilbert has thought long and hard about some big topics. Her fascinations: genius, creativity and how we get in our own way when it comes to both. Read more about her. 

useful language

author 

someone who has written a book

evidence 

facts or signs that show clearly that something exists or is true

inevitable 

certain to happen and impossible to avoid

publish

to arrange for a book, magazine etc to be written, printed, and sold

rejection 

the act of not accepting, believing in, or agreeing with something

ultimately 

finally, after everything else has been done or considered

identifying 

to recognize and correctly name someone or something

constantly

all the time, or very often

rational 

rational thoughts, decisions etc are based on reasons rather than emotions

devotion 

the strong love that you show when you pay a lot of attention to someone or something

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