I hold these truths to be self-evident. One, things don’t always go the way we’d like them to. And two, how we respond to failure is equally, if not more important than how we deal with success.
Life is not always easy. I have no illusions that I’m breaking the lid off a fresh story with that one, but it still bears repeating. Life is not always easy.
For every major success, there are likely an equal if not a greater number of failures. For every major assignment you land, there is a handful that have just slipped through the cracks. For every cold email I send requesting a meeting with a client, ten more may go into the digital wastebasket of history.