My wife and I talk about failure once a week.
Every day I struggled with my challenge and my motivation to follow through with writing every day. And because I struggled, I told myself that I’m a failure. And so, I didn’t write! I fulfilled my own negative-prophecy.
And that is when most people give up. We tell ourselves that we will never succeed because we messed up once.
Imagine if we told our inner doubts to infants learning how to walk. “Well, you fell on the ground again. I guess you can’t walk.”
Like any infant would, we need to get up and try again.