Dealing with Failures and Disappointments

As both an artist and human, I have faced failures and disappointments. There are times when the things and situations that you were so sure would work (for me that includes collaborations, trying a new idea for a painting, the audience’s positive reaction, being strong confident me), end up not working out at all (events getting cancelled, a totally messy work, different views of opinions, me freezing and being speechless). And in those cases, sometimes it really hurts. It stings. You feel helpless and frustrated. And that is understandable and natural. That is a part of being human.

But once the shock wears off, you realize that these things happened for a reason, even if you may not see it in the moment. There was a purpose for this, it was protecting you from something and leading you to something bigger and better. These failures make you stronger. These disappointments teach you a life lesson, and if you are comfortable, you can inspire other people with it. These rejections show you that you need to keep going, even if it feels hard.

And as you experience life more and more, and interact more and more with different kinds of people, it gets easier. You realize this is just a part of life. You win some, you lose some. There are some people you realize you won’t fit well with if you collaborate and there are other people that you feel that click with in just one conversation. There are ideas that won’t turn into reality, and there are ideas that turn out much better than you could have ever imagined. There are moments of insecurities and there are moments of strength. Whatever life throws at you, you will get through it. Just like you have before. Just keep going.

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