A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. -Albert Einstein
When I was a kid I loved to poke my finger into cake frosting and eat it. One evening (think I was around 4 years old), I was in the kitchen and saw on the counter some green frosting. Big ‘ol scoop with my finger and into my mouth it went.
Turns out it was wasabi.
The aftermath involved crying, choking, burning pain, and my mom lifting me over the sink to vomit. Good times.
One of the best ways to learn, grow, and be SUCCESSFUL, is to fail. To experience mistakes. I love the mistakes I’ve made because they have brought me to where I am today.
With photography, I have made business mistakes and technical mistakes. I’ve had unhappy clients. When that happens, you do what you can do and then move forward. It’s a true blessing because it is presenting you with the perfect opportunity to grow.
Don’t be afraid to fail. There are and will always be things out of your control. Try new things. It’s means you are taking action and getting to where you need to be.