Have you ever done something that you initially thought was going to be a stable gig, but it turned out it was inconsistent at best? I’ve been through just such situations a number of times.
I did learn quite a bit from said experiences though. Sometimes, you don’t even realize the value of a lesson learned until much after the fact.
Life is full of twists and turns, trial and error, and it’s important not to let things that let you down, or that don’t quite work out like you planned/hoped, deter you from striving for success anyway.