by Jen White
Welcome to Part 10 of a series entitled The Done Manifesto for Digital Scrappers. If you are just now joining, I’d encourage you to start from the beginning.
Sometimes a girl has time to sit and play and be ultra crafty. Then there are times when a girl just has to get things DONE. The Done Manifesto for Digital Scrappers is for those times.
If you are interested in just getting it DONE, this series is for you.
We’ve been talking about the Done Manifesto by Bre Pettis. It’s been quoted as being “a set of working rules based on a sense of urgency.” We are working together as a team and a community to see how this “sense of urgency” could be applied to our craft of digital scrapbooking by taking a look at one “Done rule” per week and relating it to our world. This week we are focusing on Mr. Pettis’ Rule #10.
Done Manifesto #10: Failure counts as done. So do mistakes.
Girl, don’t get down on yourself. Mistakes are all part of the creative process. Read on.
The Done Manifesto for Digital Scrappers Rule #10.
Mistakes count as done.
I recently read an article by the Huffington Post entitled, 18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently. Interestingly enough, one of the things was: We fail . . . a lot. They referred to it as “failing up.”
It’s the idea of resilience. You try new things because you’re curious. If (and when) you fail, you pick yourself up and dust yourself off. You don’t take the failure personally.
And now you have two choices:
- Have another go at it.
Let’s say you tried the latest and greatest video tutorial at Digital Scrapper, but your result doesn’t look anything like the one in the video. Don’t get down on yourself—kudos for giving it a try! Now pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and give it another go.
- Call it done.
This time, instead of giving it another try, put a bow on it, and call it done. Chalk it up as a learning experience. It’s not what you thought you’d end up with, but some of the best things in life were derived from a mistake.
What’s your take on Rule #10?
Author: Jen White | firstname.lastname@example.org
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