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Least-Worst Is Worth Celebrating

No-one talks about when self-improvement fails

This platform is full of people giving advice on how to live a better life. The assumption at the heart of every article is “do this and everything will work out”. And the implication is that everything worked out for the person who wrote it. Because they based it on evidence and their own lived experience. And they didn’t leave out the messy bits. Right. Right?

Life’s not like that. Any project, ambition or goal you will fail at. I’m sorry, that’s just a fact. But it’s not binary. It’s not 100% success or 100% failure, there’s a spectrum.

Progress comes from failing, trying again, failing a little less (but still failing) and repeating. Slowly, you move up the spectrum.

If you fail, but the latest fail is the least-worst so far, THAT is worth celebrating.

I want to learn. I try to grow. I’d love to help.

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