Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
The thing is though that what you learn from your failures will always outweigh the temporary loss or the cost of not getting what you originally wanted over the course of your lifetime.
You hear this all the time - fail forward, there are no mistakes, only lessons. Get back up just one more time than you fall down.
It is all true.
But when you are in the thick of it, these can seem like pointless words spoken by people who don’t know shit about you or what you are going through. You are living in the moment and dealing with the world falling in around you right now..
When you are almost out of ammo, pinned down by snipers, bleeding to death with no sign of the cavalry - the last thing you need is loads of experts telling you to think differently and it will all be alright.
I totally get it.
I have been there in life and in business. I have been in life or death situations in...