Failure sucks, but instructs!
Even though it sure feels bad when it happens, 'failure' is not as bad as it sounds in the long run. Without hard times you don't really learn and develop. Of course you still can grow in different ways without having to fail now and then, but it can help you come up with some new ideas rather quickly and also such things that you wouldn't normally try.
I don't really use the word 'failure' myself, I think more in 'if you don't try you never know'. So if what you tried didn't work out as you have planned, well at least you know and can work on something else.
This might sound as if I am one of those persons who just go on and on and think positively all along.. That's not me at all, I tend to get rather down at times and think 'sod it all!' But then after a while I just get tired of being like that and get motivation to create again. When I think of it I do occupy my hands with crochet or something most of the time, even when I'm not really motivated.. You have to have some hard times to truly appreciate the good ones :)
I almost gave up this year. I started my business for real about a year ago, but due to some hardships and got to the country court I had to give it up for now. Money-anxiety isn't really helping when you want to be creative. I won though, and things are looking up again. I'll be at some Christmas fairs and even though you don't sell that much it does give you that Christmas:y spirit.
I will sell loads though *positive affirmation*..
This year have taught me that I do really want to be my own and create things for a living, at least part time. As I said, at first I just felt like everything was against me, that you are meant to juts sit at home and get unemployment funds and voe betide the ones who wants to do something with their lives. After I got burnt-out on a previous work a few years ago, I priority things differently. It is more important to feel well, that to have money and be 'safe'. Living in the 'now' you know. Society just doesn't seem to quite agree with that way of life though. But never mind that, being different is the way to be! It is the new black.
Then again there is of course the not earning enough money for something that you've made, not added enough shipping, bags getting stolen, etc etc.. Which sucks but isn't worth to think too long about, anymore.
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