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Kate Silverton on how our fear of failure can impact on the choices we make.

Kate Silverton talks to composer Raymond Yiu and explores how the fear of failure initially stopped him doing the one thing he loved.

Kate Silverton wanted desperately to be a journalist from the age of 12. In her teens she travelled extensively - hitch-hiking across Israel and visiting the Palestinian territories in an attempt to better understand the conflict there, she stayed in a Bedouin in the desert and at nineteen went to Zimbabwe for four months armed with just a dictaphone to capture the stories of the people she met along the way. Despite her natural curiosity about the world and her desire to report stories of people living in conflict she didn't follow her heart because she feared she might fail. As the first in her family to go to university much depended on her and her career choice and she opted to enter the City as a Corporate Financier - a demanding job but one that diverted from her doing the one thing she wanted to do - because she feared she might not be good enough. It took the death of her best friend to convince her to change her mind. In the first of this two-part series for One to One, Kate talks to composer Raymond Yiu, who, despite his love for music at an early age, his strict parental upbringing stopped him from pursuing this as a career as he thought he wasn't good enough.
The producer is Perminder Khatkar.

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  • Tue 9 Oct 2012 09:30
  • Tue 8 Jan 2019 09:30

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