i won't worry my life away

confronting thoughts and embarking on different adventures, one moment at a time

You’re good if you KNOW how to move forward

on December 14, 2011

As I was chatting with a friend of mine, she quoted a statement in relation to how she has worked with her latest art project: “You’re only as good as your last work.” She just did what she had to do, gave the best that she could at the moment of need.

Yesterday, I had dinner with friends. Somewhere along the conversation, another statement came up: “No matter how consistently good you are in what you’re doing, sometimes, your mistakes define you in the eyes of other people.” “They always notice you for your mistake and not the good ones.”

As I review these statements, I think that yes, we’ll be remembered MORE for the LATEST things that we do–regardless if it is a good one or if it is a mistake. For as long as there’s a 2nd chance, a 3rd chance, a 4th chance, or a NEXT TIME, then we could always make a COME BACK, do a REBOUND, and leave with a GRACEFUL exit. Yes, there’s always room for mistakes, but that room could also be filled with improvements.

We are in control of our latest work, which doesn’t necessarily mean our last unless we wanted it to be. We could make that LATEST work a masterpiece or a disaster.

So, time to get up and do something, anything! It’s okay to look back and learn, but we should know when to do it and when not to. No dwelling, only moving forward.


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