How To Face Failure Like A Champion
Welcome to the Rogue Artists podcast. Today, I want to talk about something critical for every artist, and that’s how to deal with failure. I know it’s not a fun topic, but it’s something that we all face at some point in our lives, and it’s essential to know how to handle it.
First and foremost, it’s important to acknowledge and accept failure. Blaming others or denying it happened won’t help you in the long run. Instead, take responsibility for your actions and learn from the experience. When I first started pursuing my art career, I blamed everyone and everything for my lack of success. It wasn’t until I took responsibility for my own life that I could start moving forward.
When something goes wrong, like not selling anything at an art show, it’s easy to feel like a failure. But it’s important to ask yourself if it’s a failure, and if it is, what can you do differently next time? Look at your attitude. Were you having fun and engaging with people? Or were you being too salesy or desperate? Analyzing what went wrong and identifying areas for improvement is crucial to learning from your mistakes.
Learning from your mistakes is also about having a good mindset. It’s easy to fall into the trap of negative self-talk and punishing yourself for things not going as planned. But this only makes the situation worse. Instead, focus on what you can do differently next time and use the experience to make better decisions in the future.
Remember, failure is a part of success. It’s how you handle it that defines you. Don’t give up or quit. Keep going and keep creating. As artists, we have the power to turn our failures into something beautiful. Remember that next time you face a setback, and keep moving forward.
As always, thank you for tuning in, and until next time, keep creating!