From time to time the folks who are supposed to be the experts, know it all’s, whatever you may call it can be wrong. I know it blows your mind. I especially found this to be true this week. ARC Design from time to time takes on projects that others will not, projects that stretch us to the limit. Most of these projects are short on time or budget and in most cases the client has been told at least once there is no way their project can happen.
Adam and myself thrive on telling these people yes. We like to take on the large project sometimes if for nothing else to say, yeah we did that project for less and on time. Well sometimes it doesn’t always work that way, for every success there is sometimes a failure. For a studio that has won around 15 awards in the last year some might think it is crazy to say we failed. We don’t think so.
Everyone Fails. This is what builds experience, and even though experience is simply the name we give our mistakes, (Oscar Wilde) you must learn from them and keep on striving for excellence.
Our most recent failure was a job posting site for school systems. Because of the way schools have to be invoiced and the fact that we already had a program written before we learned a few major details about the job we simply could not do the job in the time and for the budget. Doing so would have made for a sub par website and that is not what we strive to produce.
Does this make us less of a studio, to say we failed? Heck no. I think this makes us a better studio. We made a few mistakes, so what. We are still a young company with fairly young employees. Before combining to form ARC Adam and myself had a total of about 10 clients. Now we produce well over 10 projects per week. Do we feel bad that we cannot perform excellence every time we have our backs to the wall? Sure we do. We are competitive, we want to win.
So in the words of John F Kennedy only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.