I’ve failed ... time and time again.
We all do. The question here is, how do you perceive failure?
Failure is the key ingredient to all stories filled with success. Trust me when I tell you, failing isn’t the prettiest, nor is it the easiest thing to watch or experience. However, failure is what builds the character necessary to succeed.
The difference between the successful and the stagnant is this:
- Successful people rebound and try again. They see failure as an opportunity to enhance their efforts and personal growth.
- Stagnant people give up, completely avoiding the long term conquest that is referred to as success.
Let’s put this into context. I failed with my first album as an artist. Or did I?
To the unfairly judgmental eye, that album was a flop.
To me, it was a stepping stone. I learned how to make and release music. Not only that, I also have my own work to look back upon, reflect, and enhance. I’ve become a better producer, composer, songwriter, performer and artist overall. Now i’m capable of creating music in less time with more quality.
That’s a win!! Not only that, I have an online presence because I’ve slowly built a catalog of various pieces of work.
In essence, that "failure" of an album was a win. And in all honesty, (being biased here), some of those songs weren’t bad at all. They just needed some professional polishing.
...actually, a lot if professional polishing. I’m aware of that. Haha.
With that, i leave you with a quote I heard recently.
“Fail Early, Fail Often, Fail Forward”
It’s the only way to become a better you!
- Julio Caezar