One of the hardest things to do in life is to keep trying after you fail. People will judge you for failing and decide that’s all you’re ever going to be. Don’t let them limit you that way. pic.twitter.com/vOUNy9b4tH
— Janie Larson (@RedQueenCoder) December 5, 2018
Yep. I tend to be abysmally bad at anything the first time I try it, too. Like, the worst you’ve ever seen. I’ve shown up to do things and people have literally asked me, “Why are you even here?”
But I also get better really quickly. Generally, in a few months I’m better than the people criticizing me by far. It took me a long time to learn that about myself, though. My family just told me I was worthless and incompetent when I wasn’t good at something right away.
Now, I just keep plugging away and know that I’ll exceed most people after a bit. And I even figured out why I’m such a huge failure early. I don’t trust people to know what’s the best way for me, so I like to do my own thing even if it doesn’t seem to make sense. It’s just in my nature. A lot of times, the “right” way to do something really is correct. But many times, it isn’t. Discovering this is very valuable and often gives me a huge advantage.
So I’ve embraced my incompetence and failure.