The hard part for this (at least in my experience, because I hate letting others down) is recharging and recuperating from the emotional drain. Trying to figure that out, so if you have any tips, it would be much appreciated. :)
If you’re looking for a formula, I don’t have it for you.
Searching for a shortcut? I’ve got nothing.
The emotional drain that accompanies failure is at times all-consuming. The conventional wisdom? Suck it up and keep going. Keep marching. Stop feeling. Like a robot.
I don’t know about you, but I’m not a robot.
After my big failure but before I wrote the manifesto, I blacked out social, checked no email, sent no texts, and wrote nothing (even though there was still plenty of time in the day). I even cancelled on the mastermind call I’d planned next day. Didn’t want people telling me it was fine, I guess.
Do you know what helped?
My wife got home. My dog woke up, and life went on.
Although both of those beings (Kate and the dog in this picture) depend on my success, their opinion of me doesn’t change no matter how much money I make, what client I do or don’t let down.
“Jeff Goins like my post!” I screamed to myself the other day.
“Babe, that’s awesome!” Kate said. “I’m so happy for you.”
Then, ten minutes later, I had to go wash the dishes.
And life went on.
This happens in the good or the bad — life goes on.
Thanks for giving me the chance to expand on this, Joey.