A few quick thoughts on failure after a weekend of climbing in Tennessee and not necessary succeeding. These are mostly applicable to my situation of being shut down over and over while leading a 5.9 named L.A.G., but maybe these thoughts can work in general life as well.
Failing puts your ego in check. You aren’t as amazing as you think you are. Get your brain back down on the same plane as everyone else. Have confidence in your abilities, but don’t think you’re the most talented person in the room.
It means you tried! Most likely, it also means you tried something difficult and or scary. Even if you didn’t nail it, you pushed yourself outside your comfort zone.
You’ll do better next time. Even if you don’t finish, you’re progressing forward with each piece you put together.
You probably learned something. Maybe how to do better and also have a better attitude next time.
Anyone who has never made a mistake, has never tried anything new - Albert Einstein