If something doesn’t work out, don’t think of it as a Failure. In fact, eliminate that word from your vocabulary–along with fail, failed, and failing.
It’s not failing if you try and things don’t work out as you had planned, as long as you gave it your best effort. You learned from the experience, you have new information, and you can correct your path and move on. You started with what you saw as a straight line to success, but you had to take an unexpected detour.
Rather than dwelling on your dissatisfaction, go with the flow! Trust that a higher power has something better in mind for you. You never know what is in store.
This is a little preview of Monday’s Art Marketing Action newsletter about assessing risk. Look for it.
Words and phrases to use besides the F words above:
unsatisfied, unsatisfactory, unexpected, “not as I would have liked,” “not as I planned,” “unanticipated results,” "hit a bump," "took a detour," "reassessing my plan," "didn’t see that coming," "will have to rethink this"