That sometimes your best still isn’t good enough.
In the ways of love, careers, adventure or indeed anything in life failure occurs with scary frequency
- I had a business I thought I’d build into something amazing. I really tried. It failed
- I had some military tests I poured my heart and soul into - I couldn’t finish the course
- I thought I’d walk into Oxford first time I applied. My letter of rejection crushed me
- I tried my damned hardest with my ex to make things work. We didn’t make it
- I had a job at Deloitte. I gave it my all for a little while. But it didn’t make me like it like I hoped it would. I quit and ‘failed’ to live up to family expectation
- I’m still not a millionaire.
How did it change me?
- Well I still fear failure (if you don’t you’re lying or the risk isn’t big enough - it’s usually the latter). But I’m no longer afraid of it
- This has led me to be more prolific and successful than I ever expected I would become
I think I’ll keep trying my best
For more of my thoughts upon life head here
transcribed from the hardest truth you had to accept