“If we all did the things we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.”―Thomas Edison.
Thomas Edison was so right. I know quite a few people who write off opportunities to do things themselves because they don’t think that they can. I’ve been guilty of negative thinking too. My way of avoiding failure is to over research, I keep looking for more information-eventually I either burn out and give up or start on the project.
Not all my ideas work out. My daughter likes to remind me of what she calls, the prison bathing suit. I decided to make her a bathing suit, but had neither the proper skills nor materials.
Then there is the duct tape purse redo, my favorite pink purse got too scuffed up to use any more. So I got the brillant idea to cover it in duct tape.
It looked great, I used it a couple of times. Then the humidity started to make it be less sticky. Now I am out of duct tape but not out of ideas. I’ve sucessfully used the tape on other items.
This brings me to another Thomas Edison quote, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”