When an unexpected setback happens, it’s natural to want to point to the setback and reduce the expectations you hold for yourself at first.

At what point, though, should you ban yourself from pointing at that setback?

I don’t have a precise answer, but surely it has to be at…

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The first instance of self-criticism can be useful. If it is constructive, it can be a call to learn from your mistakes and be better.

The first criticism can empower you.

Every echo — that is to say the subsequent criticisms that exist merely to beratingly remind you of the…

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Start before you are ready; you will never be 100% ready.

Ship before it’s perfect; it will never be perfect.

The pursuit of Readiness and Perfection does not help you achieve better outcomes, it stops you from shipping and learning a single anything.

Failure itself is hardly the issue; it’s…

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William Liao

William Liao

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Taiwanese American, daily blogger of ideas about impactful work in service of others, photographer (ephemera.photography)