Fail hard, fail often
That’s how many times they say it took Edison to make the first light bulb.
Think about the hardest thing you did, did you even get close to that number?
Failure is inevitable when you are trying something new. It sucks, but it is a grand teacher. Learning to view your plights in this way can elicit a great appreciation of when it goes right. One of my favourite lines in “A good year” by Ridley Scott, was by Uncle Henry in regards to losing:
“You’ll come to see that a man learns nothing from winning. The act of losing, however, can elicit great wisdom. Not least of which is, uh… how much more enjoyable it is to win. It’s inevitable to lose now and again. The trick is not to make a habit of it.” ~ Uncle Henry (A good year)
This quote was magically delivered, the characters entwined in a devious game of chess.
When you decide to try something new, something that makes your soul sing you’ll realise there is a whole bunch of losing or failing. The hardest part can be holding on to the initial idea, or theory. Sometimes people won’t see the value, and will actively push against it, others will dismiss your new concepts as a phase or a passing amusement, on to the next soon enough. Embrace those learning opportunities, see the value in what didn’t work.
Todays blog post was inspired by one of our personal projects going sideways. Back to the drawing board, we hope we can refine and refine and refine till we can get the content out to you!