Fear of failure and regret have tortured me my whole life.
The first strangulates me, lest I do something stupid.
The second beats me ruthlessly each time I do stupid things.
Lately, I’ve been lowering my standards. Practicing accidental failure.
Turns out sloppily slipping into failure is the easy part.
The real trick is skipping the resulting regret, disappointment, embarrassment and frustration.
The not beating myself up.
Luckily, I’m giving myself loads and loads of opportunities to practice.