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In this week’s pep talk, I’m sharing how I applied wisdom from a soccer player and a puppet to the process of scrapbooking.
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It’s your turn to talk! Are you persistent, or do you give up too easily? Leave a comment sharing your perspective on pushing past frustration in scrapbooking.
Usually I don’t have a problem with being persistent. I will get frustrated because I can’t do something exactly the way it’s supposed to be done but I can usually get it done in a way that meets with my approval. Sometimes it’s easier to go around an obstacle than to drill through it. Example: I’m making Christmas cards and the one I’m working on called for stamping snowflakes using Perfect Pearls but my Perfect Pearls Perfect Medium is kind of old (two years at least) and so it gunked up my stamps. The paper started looking really awful. So I searched my stash and actually found some metallic snowflake paper that will work fantastically. Sure, I want to try the Perfect Pearls again but not until I get a fresh container of the medium. But for now, the card is moving forward again and I’m not as frustrated. I’m making do and making it work. Persistence but in a different direction.
Finding workarounds is a great skill to have!
I agree with you about being persistent, I see this alot in my line of work so I can relate. There are times you just can’t give up and your right it does help to get another view to help with the problem. But there are times I will walk away to clear my head and then tackle it again, sometimes that helps to see it in another light because you were so focused on the one thing that you can’t pass it till you have a clear head and then you can see the bigger picture and see it another way. Good talk today
I agree that walking away can sometimes be even more important than focusing harder.
As always, good advice.