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    "Iā€™m a ocean of failure... so I swim"

    Do you know that game, abysmall failure at life and everything or hungry? It's a fun game, I play it often.

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    To be honest, I don't know where it comes from. Maybe it's like being hangry ā€“ you lack energy so your emotions run wild. Whatever they are.

    For me it likes to sneak up when I look at past achievements that I was so proud to achieve and think "You could've done better and you know it. I could've, but I didn't. I am where I am.

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    Note to self: Do not look at metrics when you're hungry. Keep forgetting that one šŸ˜…

    More importantly, folks on twitter shared so many wonderful tips to shake that feeling of failure we all feel sometimes that I wanted to share my favs with you. You should read the whole thread, too

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    In a nutshell:

    • accept yourself
    • remove toxic influence
    • mind the wins

    And remember, I love and accept you for who you are ā¤ļø

    Happy Thursday,
    ~Swizec

    PS: removing toxic influence only goes so far šŸ˜…

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    Published on November 21st, 2019 in Personal,

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