Failure, Success & Self-esteem

I did something this morning that I think may have been a mistake.

It's not the end of the world, but I may have failed at making a big licensing sale, and lost an opportunity to create interesting cartoons for a new client. 

I don't really want to get into it because I'm embarrassed. I feel I should've known better. I've been at this for a while, and, blah, blah, blah ...

So now I have a full work day ahead, and it's really easy for me to not do anything because I feel bad about myself.

So what I'm going to do instead is a trick I like to play with myself (have I told you about this already? I just write these newsletters on the fly, so if I have, pardon me).

I'm going to pretend that had I not made this mistake, I would've done something else, and that thing would've caused my death.

See how it changes everything? Now I'm thrilled that I did what I did because it saved my life!

What a successful day I'm having!

(cartoon 302)