I’m really hard on myself, too hard at times that I don’t fully appreciate or acknowledge all that I’ve accomplished and instead at times waste an enormous amount of energy obsessing about my failings.
Slowly I’m starting to change as since going self-employed a few years ago, I’ve come to realise that failing with a project, partnership, venture, etc. is all part of the journey.
And so while I need to spend some time reflecting and learning the lessons from the failure, once I’ve done that, by refocusing energy and effort it typically brings greater clarity and success.
Thus, if you’ve never failed at anything, you’ve never really lived. That why even today, I continue to take risks — calculated risks to move my personal and professional life forward.