I read the following quote from Brad Feld, and it resonated with me:
“I give myself 24 hours to mourn a failure. When something fails, I wallow in it for a day. And then I move on.”
Honestly, we all make mistakes, and we all honestly beat ourselves up. I’ve been there. You have been there. We will both visit the place of failure again. Fortunately, we mourn our failure, mistake, lack of creativity, or just plain bad idea, and then we commit to moving forward and moving on. Oh, thank God that there is grace for all of us. As for me, I’m getting over a design mistake and bouncing back tomorrow. You should pick yourself up too. We’ll live to fight another day.
I’ll close with this quote from Rocky Balboa:
“Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place, and I don’t care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward; how much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done! Now, if you know what you’re worth, then go out and get what you’re worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hits, and not pointing fingers saying you ain’t where you wanna be because of him, or her, or anybody. Cowards do that and that ain’t you. You’re better than that!”
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