Failures versus Successes
Several years ago I picked up my husband's instruction book on taking pictures. I read the most amazing statement. It said something like this: "As you begin taking pictures do not be discouraged when you see the professional work of some photographers. They have discarded their bad pictures and just publish their good ones. Just keep on working on your skill."
Of course...I said to myself; that makes sense. I began to generalize that information into other settings. I love to sew, but I would not show you my failures. Those I place in a bag and get rid of. Then I show my good work.
I've had people tell me...you are really good at this. I always reassure them that anyone could do what I do. It requires a love of the skill and an investment of time.
To take this to another level...I try not to dwell on my failures in any area. Those I try to learn from and then put aside. Instead I seek to improve in the areas I work. I hope I always show you my good work. I try.