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 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.
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.”