Reena’s Exploration Challenge #71 – Getting it Right


We spend most of our lives thinking we need to get it right. Often it leads to many anxious moments especially when you realise we’ve basically stuffed something up.

Some people stress over not getting it right believing they are made to look foolish or incompetent in front of peers especially.

No one likes to be thought of as wanting and it takes a lot of ‘growing up’ to understand you can’t always get it right, you can’t always succeed and you have to learn to deal with failure.

When I was a drama teacher one of the sayings I used was to say to a student who had an idea for a performance to give it a go and see what happens.

Sometimes it didn’t work, but most times I found what might not be their best work could be adapted to produce something they were more often than not proud of.

Ideas so often need to be explored, developed and found to be more exciting than you might at first imagine.

It wasn’t a matter of getting it right, that came later when the performance was assessed, but the initial process was development and experimentation to see where an idea might lead you.

So for me ‘getting it right’ is important, but going through the process to get to that point is all the more valuable and satisfying.


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16 Responses to Reena’s Exploration Challenge #71 – Getting it Right

  1. crimsonprose says:

    That’s truly good advice. Like, give it a go, in the process, you might find a better way to it.

  2. Reena Saxena says:

    Reblogged this on Reena Saxena and commented:
    Getting it Right — by Michael

  3. Reena Saxena says:

    Couldn’t agree more with this!

  4. ladynimue says:

    Totally agree to this. The journey is where the learning is ..

  5. Indira says:

    Excellent. Loved this post.

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