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Failure is inevitable if you want to do anything worthwhile.
Life is complicated.
Babies fall over when they’re trying to walk for the first time. In fact, they fall over repeatedly. In fact of more fact, I still fall over once in a while and I’ve got some 20 years plus into this walking thing.
Teachers will make failure look like a bad thing.
They’ll lecture you about your disappointing grade.
Your parents will do the same damn thing.
They’ll tell you it’s unacceptable to fail and they’ll go out of their way to make you feel guilty about it.
Now imagine them saying that same thing to a baby learning to walk…
“OHH…. You’re better than that baby… I’m VEEERY disappointed in you…”
They’d look like idiots. Right?
I know… I know that’s not a perfect analogy but I’m making a point. Just roll with it for a minute.
If you’re trying something new then you’re going to screw it up.
Take that as a given.
You’re going to be managing too many moving parts to possibly keep up with everything. That’s the nature of just about anything that motivated people end up doing. The more motivated you are, the more over your head you’re going to end up.
You’re going to fall just as much as that baby. Probably more because just about everyone can learn to walk.
Not everyone can achieve the goals you’re aiming for. You’re going to do something tough. That means you should expect to screw up repeatedly and embarrassingly.
Not only that though…
People will attack you for your screw ups.
Not everyone understands how it feels to be a motivated person.
(You’re reading this. You’re motivated. I know that much.)
They want you to fall into place as another cog in the machine. They might get mad because you’re not appropriately cog enough and that sometimes messes up the machine for a minute or two.
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