Have you ever started something new and maybe your first try wasn’t a success? Yeah, me too! We’ve all been there…..we get super excited about trying this new thing and then when failure strikes we question what to do next or if we should even keep going. I’m here to tell you, keep going….you’ll thank yourself later!
This picture of a unicorn cake I tried popped up from THREE years ago. Let’s all take a moment and observe the precision and beauty… or the lack thereof, I should say. When I started decorating cakes three years ago, the first few were hideous. I didn’t have smooth sides, there were crumbs in the icing, the cake was crooked, the layers slid, you name it. But I refused to give up. I was determined not to let my failures effect my level of success.
It didn’t come easy and I am still a work in progress when it comes to decorating cakes. What I do know is that the more time and effort you put into it, the better the outcome is going to be. At first, you’ll want to quit and you’ll think every negative thought possible. Those are learning moments. Failure will never overtake you if your determination to succeed is strong enough. Keep pressing on. Here we are three years later and this is a cake that I recently finished.
Now, I know not everyone is a cake decorator, I get that, but all of us have something inside of us we’ve wanted to do for a long time but maybe you weren’t good at it or you’ve been discouraged. Tell those thoughts to get the heck out and just simply get started; in three years you may be thinking the same thing….look how far I’ve come from where I started! Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever could. The time is going to pass anyway, use it to go after what you want. Remember, the best is always yet to come!