It doesn’t matter what happened last time.

Whether or not you got the job.

Whether or not you won the game.

Whether or not you wowed the audience.

Whether or not you were successful.

So don’t be too hard on yourself regarding the losses.

Those negative experiences don’t need to replicate themselves.

Things have changed.  Move on.

Because it’s not about the last time, it’s about the next time.

What did you learn that you can improve on?

How much have you grown?

How much do you want it?

And if you were successful last time, it doesn’t matter either, so don’t get too far ahead of yourself.

Yes, feel confident in your abilities, but remember to do the work.

Stay focused.

Embrace the challenge in front of you, without assuming that it will all fall into place automatically again.

Remember why the front windshield is larger than the rear-view mirror.

Because it’s not about the last time, it’s about the next time.

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