I’m sure everyone’s had that experience where you get really excited about doing something, tell the whole world about it, maybe even start it, and then burn-out and quit.
If you’ve never done that, you’re magical and I would love to learn your ways.
My most recent failure was the “Living as an Artist”-challenge that I set myself at the beginning of September. It was supposed to be a year-long challenge and I failed after a staggering two months.
And it wasn’t because I didn’t like the idea anymore (I still love the idea). It was because I was creatively burned-out.
I am feeling a lot better after taking two weeks off in December but still not continue that challenge. For now, anyway. If a month comes up with an activity that I’m really excited about, I will do it. But I won’t force myself to do every month.
In today’s world, where we constantly see people succeed in what they’re doing, it can be hard to remember that it’s okay to fail sometimes. Failure can teach you a lot more than success. (This is more of a reminder to myself than anything else.)
Especially with a new year and a new decade starting, a lot of people are setting their goals and resolutions. I know I did. And there’s probably a lot of people that already feel like they failed their goals because they didn’t start straight away. To those people I would like to say: You have an entire year to start working on the goals and resolutions you set for yourself. And as long as you started, and took that one small step towards self-improvement, you didn’t fail.
What was something that you recently failed at?