For the last couple of days, it really felt like I was on a productive streak because I managed to work on a lot of my art. Today, as it turns out, was not my day. A scenery that I was working on turned out badly, even though I had been working on it since yesterday. It really, really broke my heart because I wanted it to work out well. Which is always the case when it comes to my art because I am pretty much a perfectionist in that department. So you can imagine the heartbreak today’s failure caused.
This happens to all of us, regardless of whether we’re artists or not. We work on something for a long, long time to make sure it turns out perfectly, but for some reason, it doesn’t. And what’s worse is that there’s no way to go back and fix it because you don’t understand what went wrong in the first place. And by the time you do end up figuring it out, you’re probably too drained to go back and start over because you’ve already poured everything into doing that one thing properly. So believe me. I know what that’s like.
And contrary to what everyone else might have to say, you don’t always have to be productive. It’s okay to feel drained out by bad days. And why wouldn’t you? Anybody would be disappointed if their hard work didn’t pay off. But remember that it doesn’t matter as long as you choose to try again. And again. And again. We all have bad days but the only way out is to work our way past them. Sure, misery loves company and all. But the only one who’s going to help you out of here is yourself. nd that’s pretty cool.
As much as I’d like to say ‘Don’t worry about it,’ I can’t because I know what failure after hard work feels like. What I can say to you instead is to never give up because you’re going to end up achieving everything that you’re working so hard for. But if you lose heart right now and decide that you never want to give it another go ever again, you might not get there. Which is why you need to let the bad days be because, in the end, you know that grey skies do clear out.
This, too, shall pass. Better days will come.
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