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 – 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 😅

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 ❤️

Happy Thursday,
~Swizec

PS: removing toxic influence only goes so far 😅

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