What is the hardest truth you had to accept that made you stronger?

What is the hardest truth you had to accept that made you stronger?

Answered Feb 14, 2016

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 :slight_smile:

For more of my thoughts upon life head here

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