Habit #31: Use Disappointment for Your Advantage

52 Habits To Change My Life

Rebecca Scott

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I bought a laser engraver in July with high hopes and dreams and ideas. I had a grand plan of being able to earn extra cash this December. So I could start 2024 off with a greater bang.

Photo by Brett Jordan on Unsplash

Five months later I am still trying to figure it out. And also regretting buying the 5W model instead of a stronger one. Everything I thought I would be able to do with it is taking 10X longer than I thought. On top of that so far every time I try to cut a piece (coasters and ornaments) it hasn’t worked yet.

Am I disappointed? You bet I am.
Hugely disappointed.
Pissed at myself.
Annoyed that I keep failing.
Frustrated so much that I keep cycling myself through negative spirals.

But I am failing forward. I am learning the limits of the machine. I am learning what works and doesn’t work. What take WAY TOO LONG to do and how I can speed it up.

“Disappointment is a hot burning fuel.

Let it light your fire to become better.”

~ James Clear

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Rebecca Scott

I’m a Labrador lover, keep it simple activist, and a Canadian East Coast girl just trying to earn my Crazy Aunt Mug.