18 hours ago
When we give ourselves permission to fail, we give ourselves permission to excel.
i had such high hopes for this backpacking trip, but the reality turned out to be very different. a couple miles into the hike, we got a few pesky mosquitoes harassing us. further in, the swarms became unbearable. the bites were making my limbs tight and swollen and i was feeling feverish. we finally made the decision to head back. it turns out my limit is 120 mosquito bites!🦟.
some might have regretted going on the trip or seen this as a moment of failure. but everyone has different levels of tolerance and you can't compare yourself with others. i might have turned back that day, but i've taken with me valuable lessons that will make me more prepared in the future. not learning from these experiences would be the real failure.