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Louisa Jewell | Salon: The Other ‘F’ Word, Failure

In this talk, Louisa explains, “A blow to our self-esteem can damage our self-confidence. When we associate ourselves with the thing we are doing, we tie our self-esteem to the outcome.” As a result, we identify with the failure and we begin to see ourselves as being a failure.

She gives 3 examples to cope:

  1. Don’t focus on looking good and instead focus on learning and growing
  2. Feel good after every effort regardless of the performance and focus on getting better
  3. Decide which internal voice you want following you around: your worst enemy or your best, most constructive friend