When a plan or resolution fails, don't dismiss it to try a new, equally rigid resolution. Build on what worked.
When your plan fails, the best you can do is to look back and see which parts of it worked; which parts you found fun and easy and which you couldn’t handle even when you were full of enthusiasm.
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All of us fail at meeting our goals at some point in life. That is not a problem. The problem appears when we fail and we are not learning from our mistakes.
That keeps us in the brutal cycle of making the same resolution every year and never achieving it.
In relation to self-improvement, we often create idealized systems with unnatural rules and regulations. We also naively believe that we will find a way to stick to our rigid plans when life gets random and hard.
The problem isn’t that plans fail because crises appear; it’s what we do when they fail that matters.
“I never lose. I win or learn.”
The first words you write are the first draft. Writing is thinking. You'll rarely know what exactly you want to say when you start writing.
The time you put into editing, reworking and refining turns your first draft into a second draft, and then into a third. If you keep refining it over days or weeks or even years, it eventually becomes something great.
A feeling of being unworthy and secretly cheating your audience/employer or followers is common and natural, especially in the field of writing.
70 percent of millennials have reported that they have experienced impostor syndrome.
Underestimating yourself is actually a better strategy than to overestimate your abilities, and exaggerating your efforts.
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