Failure is normal!

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    George Bridgeman
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    Learning to build furniture is difficult, and failure, or even lack of perfection, can be disheartening. I’ve been encountering this a fair bit lately and have tried to remember what it was like the last time I learned a new and complex skill where success didn’t come immediately and ‘perfection’ took years of experience, to remind myself that this is perfectly normal. The closest skill I could think of was, believe it or not, driving a car.

    I’m trying my hand at blogging so have attempted to put it into words in a blog entry. If you fancy reading it, have a look here: http://whatgeorgemade.com/falling-over-is-good/

    I hope this will remind others here that it’s perfectly normal to not get fantastic results straight away when trying something new, and you should expect and be grateful for lessons learned from imperfect exercises.

    George.

    "To know and not do is to not know"

    #17240
    kiyoshigawa
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    Thanks for the post George. Lots of good advice I’m sure I knew at one point, but forget every time I try to learn something new. I’ll keep this in mind as I’m starting out.

    -Tim Anderson, UT, USA

    #17249
    david o’sullivan
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    nice post george . the only way to fail is not to try.

    "we can learn what to do, by doing" Aristotle

    #17250
    George Bridgeman
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    Thanks guys.

    the only way to fail is not to try.

    Never a truer word typed, David!

    George.

    "To know and not do is to not know"

    #17252
    humanic
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    I want to share something with you about perseverance:

    “There was once a bowman wanted to be the best one on the tribe. Night after night, without rest, threw their arrows at the moon. The neighbors began to ridicule him but, he continued immutable, throwing his arrows at the moon. He never reached the moon, but it became the best archer in the world.”

    –Alejandro Jodorowsky

    With love, best regards from Catalonia.

    #17253
    humanic
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    @george, I am an avid reader, so I you will follow your excellent blog enthusiastically.

    –Óscar

    With love, best regards from Catalonia.

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