I give myself permission to fail

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“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.”
- Robert F. Kennedy‍

If like me you grow weary of the pressure cooker, sleep deprived pseudo existence popularised by startup mass media - where apparently every startup founder / man / woman / chihuahua is “crushing it”.

Here’s an anti-mantra for a normal life to set you free:


I give myself permission to fail at startups.

I give myself permission to fail at being a dad.

I give myself permission to fail at being a husband.

I give myself permission to fail at being an employee.

I give myself permission to fail at intermittent fasting / [fill in the blank] diet.

I give myself permission to fail at lifting the weights I want to lift.

I give myself permission to walk away from phone calls, messages and social media.

I give myself permission to relax, unwind, play and sleep.

I give myself permission to put 110% into everything I do.

But I also give myself permission to fail.

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