Friday, August 1, 2014

Words of Wisdom

I'm teaching a new class this week-end at CCAE called
Wire Chains, Clasps & Jump Rings, Oh my!

I love working with wire and have been bending and twisting it since 1994. For most of my students, however, this will be their first foray into the wonderful world of wire.

If there's one thing I've learned from teaching it's that adults do not like to make mistakes. I'm not too crazy about them myself, but have found that they're an essential part of learning. 

I'm a sucker for a good inspirational quote.
I have quite a few "fortunes" taped to my monitor that make me smile when I'm having a bad day. After a quick search on-line I found a few 
quotes to share with my class tomorrow... 

"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."
~ Albert Einstein

"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that don't work."
~ Thomas A. Edison

"We learn from failure, not from success!"
~ Bram Stoker, Dracula

"Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it."
~ Salvador Dali

"Forget about it!"
~ Donnie Brasco

"Don't Panic"
~ The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

"Some of the worst mistakes in my life were haircuts."
~ Jim Morrison

Okay, that last one isn't inspirational, but it is funny!

Don't be afraid to make mistakes. 
Sometimes it's the only way to make progress.

Do you have a favorite quote to share?


Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

"Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life" from Sophia Loren, I think. This one always makes me chuckle a bit... whoa, this means my life is over-stuffed *TeeHee*

Good luck with your workshop, Pam :)

re-maker said...

Lol, that's no bad thing Monique!

I can't wait to see what everyone creates this week-end. I'll be sure to post pics. Thanks!