We have all experienced it once; the discouragement that comes from planning an event which turned out to be a flop show. There can be nothing more disastrous for an event organizer than to put countless hours of hard work and sheer creativity into work, only to feel and realize that the work done wasn’t good enough. But living with this thought forever is much more dangerous. The only key to getting over such situations is to try and understand, what actually went wrong.
Stop Living with the Failure
First off, don’t let one, two, or even a few unsuccessful events make you believe that you, yourself are a failure. The fact that Michael Jordan lost more than 300 basketball games over the course of his career, in no way stopped him from going down in history as the greatest player of all time. You can still be (and probably are) an awesome event planner, even if you have a few duds under your belt. Not every event is going to be an amazing experience, and not every event should be. Some events exist to act as valuable lessons, and the events you learn the most from, are the ones that don’t go as well as you’d like. Problems and failures represent opportunities for innovation and growth. If you learn to look at your events in this way, you’re more likely to rise to the challenge next time.