Last year I started a new project that I thought I'd launch 4 months ago. I underestimated the project requirements. And the process of figuring out what I needed to do, I made a lot of mistakes.
But I learned a lot too. I've learned so much.
And it's experiences like this, great growth from painful mistakes, that make me nervous — is this the kind of path I need to take to grow and develop? I'd really prefer to grow from many modest successes, but it never really works out that way.
I'm totally counting chicken before they've hatched here too. I haven't finished this project. There's many little things left to do, which reminds me of the advice that when you're 95% done, you're only halfway done. But I can see a light at the end of this tunnel and mixed in with the shame of missed deadlines is a lot of pride in what we've built together.