#365: Interpret “Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm,” into an equation for a tattoo to celebrate the completion of this project.


Date: 12-31-2014

Due Date: 12-31-2015

The Resolution: I've wanted to get the equational interpretation of Winston Churchill's quote, “Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm," as a tattoo celebrating my (as of now) failure of a writing career.

It's not a negative thing.

It's the light at the end of the tunnel.

This year was the epitome of enthusiastically trudging forward in spite of many failures on many levels. As long as I have this quote in my mind I feel someday I'll be fine.

So, to celebrate the successful completion of 365 Days of Resolution and three years of The Wicker Breaker challenges, I will finally get this tattoo committed to my skin on New Year's 2015.

Now I just need to figure out the translation.

The photo above is one person's interpretation but I have no idea if it's sound.

Please chime in with suggestions if you have a translation for, “Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.”

Thanks in advance.

Matt Bunker

I started out with a goal of becoming a paid screenwriter. I had no interest in any other aspect of filmmaking. I received and scholarship to The Vancouver Film School's Writing for Film and Television program where I graduated in 2005. I fell in love with being on set during my first non-school produced short, . I loved being around all the creative people, seeing people having fun while working. The whole liking your job was a new world to me, so I decided to give it a shot. I volunteered for any project I could, doing what ever was needed. The set was my Film School this time. While working as a PA on a feature I was informed that the DP wanted the three tallest PAs to help out in the grip and electric department. That is when I found the department that felt like the best fit for me while I continued to write.