While it is something everyone deals with (except my oldest sister; she’s perfect), I still struggle super hard with failure. For instance, this afternoon, I failed my physical readiness test (PRT). Did I predict that? Well, yeah. Does that make it sting any less? No. No, it does not. To be honest, I haven’t been this low since before I got put on antidepressants. 

There are plenty of things I’m not good at, but I don’t try to excel at those things because I know I can’t. Unfortunately for me, the Navy expects me to be in excellent physical shape at all times, which can be difficult when I’ve literally been sick or injured for months on end. I’m willing to accept a solid amount of blame and fault for this failure, but… It’s not entirely my fault and now I don’t know what to do.

How do you move on from something like this? Something that could potentially have a massively negative impact on (or even end) your career?


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