"There is no such thing as failure--only feedback for course correction."
It is rumored that a missile is of course over 90% of the time. That the purpose of its guidance systems are to constantly course correct, course correct, course correct. Most of the time, with an effective guidance system, we know that even given that necessity for course correction, the missile hits its intended target with a reasonably high level of accuracy.
You are that missile.
Just imagine if scientists, upon the first major failure
of the Unites States' manned moon missions looked at the fire, balled up their papers in front of them and with a great wail, shreaked "We are such a failure! We better not try to explore space! It is God's realm--not meant for man!"
Actually you can bet some of the general public did. Thankfully, the general public does not reside at Mission Control in Houston.
Your job is to be a scientist of results, communication, and your own experience. To be fascinated by it. To have it, but not to be so in it, that it has you. Have your experience, but do not allow your experience to have you.
What this means is that you are experimenting, noticing your results, gathering feedback, trying again, and again, and again.
"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." -- Thomas Edison
There are many skills necessary for mastery of the internal navigation of your subjective experience. However, one of the major components is self-esteem. As previously discussed in Evolutionary Sales, it is your immune system for life and for results. It will give you the ability to look at your results practically, and adjust. Rather than taking it personally and making it mean something about your very worth and value in the world.
Be a scientist of subjective experience. A scientist of results. Ask not "is it possible or not", but rather, "what do I need to do to achieve the result I desire; what do I need to learn, acquire, do, be", etc., etc., ad infinitum.
Your mastery is an asymptote. You will master your mastery and then realize that there are such subtleties that you have only begun.--
And then you have reached an integral level of evolution and the game of development and personal evolution
becomes a fun game indeed.
Cross posted at Personal Life Media