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New facts became available.
Your hunch wasn’t validated.
Unforeseen circumstances prevailed.
You went left when you should have gone right.
You misinterpreted the data.
You said “yes” when you should have said “no.”
You jumped when you should have ducked.
The butterfly’s wings flaps just slightly slower.
You’re wrong. It’s irrefutable, unmistakable, and unavoidable.
And it’s okay. You’re going to be okay, the universe is going to be okay. You’ll live through it. You will.
Stop beating yourself up, but don’t stop being bold and taking risks. That’s what got you here in the first place.