No, I didn’t get the job. I was one of the top 5 but wasn’t “good” enough to be in the top 2 for the final round. That’s life. C’est la vie.
What’s the point of posting this then? To win a sympathy vote from your readers?
I’m posting this because I wanted myself not to forget this experience – my humble beginnings. It may sound odd or silly but in a way I’m glad I didn’t succeed too quickly.
Think about it, failure is a nickname for success, a part of sustainable living! If you’ve failed 10 times, it means you’ve got back up again and again 10 times. Be proud of yourself.
Sure, a winner takes all, but a loser gives all. Yes, it’s about winning but more so, it’s about showing up and giving your 100%, more than once!
What now? It’s time to go back to the drawing board and start from a blank page afresh.
Rest assured, your past efforts aren’t wasted, they’re stored and reserved for improvement.
Make or break? It’s OK if you don’t make it, at least you break it – your own record, your personal best… That’s winning!