I grew up striving for perfection, excellence, and success. I loathed mistakes and screwing up. But that didn't stop me from making mistakes. Instead I would wallow in my failure and beat myself up. I can still remember failing my cpr test in college, walking back to my dorm room and throwing myself on my bed and sobbing in dispair. Dramatic, right? Why do we think going away to college at 18 years old makes us adults? It doesn't. I was still a child. And in some ways I still am. Nearing 30 and I still have trouble remembering I'm an adult. But I digress.
I've even turned down opportunities to try new things just because I knew I would fail. Water skiing, rock climbing, social gatherings (yes I fail at social interaction a lot!).
So today I would like to introduce you to some fails. I had fun making them and trying new things with them, but they aren't etsy shop worthy. It's okay though. They've helped me learn what to do better next time. Thanks fails.
How about you? What fails have you learned from and now embrace?