What does it feel like to fail your dream?
I know this feeling well. I’ve felt it many times before. It always hurts.
I remember this feeling when I was rejected by Google. This happened ten times.
I remember this feeling when I failed in my new job. I resigned after 3 mos in front of my colleagues.
I remember this feeling as I hoped to become a Salesforce MVP. I failed each cycle.
I remember this feeling during so many points in my life, and today I am remembering it again, fully.
But I also remember what it feels like to overcome my demons.
I remember getting a job offer from Google, after pouring my soul into my 11th application.
I remember coming back to the Salesforce industry and living the magic of Dreamforce once again.
I remember winning the MVP award for the first time – that moment is still a dream to me.
Today, it hurts so much. But I know from experience that the only thing that hurts more is giving up.
CTA dragon – you win today. But I know better than to let that get to me. I’ll be back. I’m going to work so hard, and even if you beat me 100 more times, I’ll be back again until I pass.
And then I’ll help you pass too =)
P.S. I’ll go into more detail on why I failed and what I can do to improve in a future post.
Fo now, this video sums up all my emotions right now really well.
Andy Murray, the best British tennis player of our generation, is interviewed after he loses to Roger Federer in the 2012 Wimbledon final. Wimbledon, a British tournament – the most prestigious tennis tournament in the world, hasn’t been won by a British tennis player in 70 years.
Andy Murray won Wimbledon the next year, achieving his destiny and finally breaking Great Britain’s 70 year home title drought.