I’ve been working with editing softwares since I was 2nd year high school. The ctrl and z buttons had been my best friends since then. Everytime I make any mistake or imperfection, i can just tap these two and I’m saved.
But the thing with the “undo button” is that, there’s a limit to its powers. Especially when it’s your first time and you’re already too deep into the editing, there are a lots of instances where no matter how hard you press the ctrl and z keys, the changes that you’ve made can never be undone anymore.
So what do I do?
I start again. From the very beginning. Even if it’s time consuming. Even if it seemed all my efforts were wasted. Even if I knew i’m time bound. Because for me, it’s better to start again from scratch than to finish with an end product that I’m not proud of.
But acually, it’s never really wasted – the time I spent on the first try. Because the first time is always the learning period. There will surely be a lot of mistakes. Minor mistakes could be undone with “ctrl + z”, but the major ones most of the time requires a do over.
Now, in real life, there are also these instances where we make some decision and regret its consequences afterwards. Too bad, life doesn’t have an undo button so we can correct our mistakes.
But in real life, we have a “do over” option. We can learn from our mistakes. We can change ourselves for the better. We can start again.
Yes. It will be difficult. It will be time consuming. But one thing I know, it will be worth it.
I hope I get this right this time.