Friday, December 13, 2013
"If, on other hand, you know that you have just one chance to behave correctly, that there is no makeup test, you'll take your behavior much more seriously, and you'll have much better odds of succeeding the first and only time around.
So when you fail, just get up, brush off the dust, pause to consider what you did wrong and how to avoid it going forward, and move on. The positively strict thing to do is not beat yourself up, but to acknowledge that you failed, without punishing yourself. Save strictness for your future self rather than your past. Self-revenge is really a kind of self-indulgence."