“Makers” come from all walks of life. Building a project is a pleasure that can be shared with almost anyone. The one major characteristic that unites all DIY’ers is the fact that they all have the courage to fail.
Most people, or even all people, find it difficult to accept or embrace their mistakes. The sad part of this conditioning is that people go through their lives shutting out opportunities that might cause them to fail. People who love doing DIY projects go into each project accepting failure, but trying their best of course. They actually welcome failure because they realize that mistakes are a huge part of learning and a source of inspiration.
Everyone makes mistakes. The important thing is to make sure we learn from them and use them as tools to complete our next project. DIY projects are not only great for building self confidence and learning from your mistakes – it’s about having fun and enjoying the benefits of building something!
Here are three main benefits from having courage to mess up:
1. You will gain an appreciation for all the things you have and what makes them possible.
2. You will gain a deeper connection to things that keep people healthy and happy.
3. You will find an opportunity to use both your hands and your brain.
The sense of reward earned from creating something with your hands cannot be duplicated. It is a great feeling of accomplishment to hold something in your hands that you’ve finished.