A few months ago I was referring someone to a particular product on my website and when I saw the photo, I had that moment where I realized I could do better. Does that happen to you sometimes? You review your old projects and think, "If I did that today, I'd do a better job." It used to make me feel bad (probably because I knew I'd have lot of work ahead of me to replace those old photos!) but now I think it's a good thing. It helps me to realize that I'm making progress, even if it feels slow.
I could hardly believe it when I came across this quote by Leonardo da Vinci: “I have offended God and mankind because my work didn't reach the quality it should have.” Can you imagine creating the Mona Lisa and still feeling that way? I guess everyone should always try to get better all the time. And there's always room for improvement.
Instead of feeling bad about having some outdated photos on my website, I decided to start updating the designs and photos. Our Kids Birthday Party Favors page and Baby Shower Favors page were the first to be updated. Last week I updated our Girls Night Out Ideas page. I'm taking new photos to make changes to several other pages in the coming weeks.
“There's always room for improvement, you know--it's the biggest room in the house.” -Louise Heath Leber
What do you think? Do you feel like you're doing things better than you used to? Isn't it a good feeling?