To illustrate this point, I had three paragraphs flow onto the page and my computer shut down. It seems this happens when I feel like the message was "ordained". I have to admit, my stomach is in a bit of a knot. That said, I will let it go and start again. What else is there to do really? I could fuss and fume over it and try to recreate what was lost, but that would be an exercise in futility.
Perfectionism is the opposite of unattachment and a common form of self abuse. It will stop you in your tracks for fear of failure. Unattachment gives you the freedom to put yourself out there and let God determine the outcome. It gives you wings to express your true self in every aspect of your life.
I am far enough along my journey to have experienced many, many disappointments. Ventures taken on in the hopes of success, only to have them fizzle out, or blow up in my face. As I look back, I can see, while each one felt like a failure, they were simply stepping stones to where I am today. Letting go of the outcome gives one courage to try new things and enjoy the process.
There is no experience you go through in life that hasn't value. If looked at in a positive light, the lessons learned through "failure" are invaluable. To grow as a person and be all you can be, let down is inevitable. The only true failure is giving up.
Today I am doing my best at whatever I do and letting God have control of the outcome. I do not know where this journey of life will take me next, but I am ready to go at the beckoning. Fantasizing the freedom to create for the sake of creation and letting go of the stress of perceived success.