Why is it that jokes that are repeated lose their impact, but failed launches, missteps, set backs, wrong turns, and, yes, the bone-headed decisions we have made in the past continue to
grind us down,
wear us out,
take the giddyup out of our get-on-up?
Like you, I'm my own worst critic.
Like you, I've tossed and turned and punched walls and clenched my jaw and ground my teeth as I rehashed the wasteful $10,000 in a hair-brained idea or the lost $50,000 from a "partner" who stole from me or the $15,000 spent on a trade show that didn't pan out or the...you get the idea.
Only beat yourself up if you make the same mistake twice.
If you're making honest mistakes... Hard-charging mistakes... Entrepreneurial mistakes...
Dust yourself off.
Pick up the pieces as best you can.
Make sure you learn from them.
Then move on.
As Mark Twain reminded us,
Good judgement is the result of experience and experience the result of bad judgement.”