The Art of Turning Every Mistake Into a Win

A disappointment is simply an opportunity for growth

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II just paid $14 for a bag of dirt. It’s not the end of the world but it’s also not ideal for a full-time artist living off the support of patrons and, well, Medium claps.

It happened so quickly. I didn’t check the price before the shopkeeper loaded it into the back of the car…