I’ve realized that, in life, you’re not going to please everyone. It’s not possible. And actually, the easiest way you can disappoint the most important person in your life (this is me speaking before having kids) is to try to please everyone else. Who might that person be? It’s you. Do the best you possibly can. Make yourself proud. Set high goals for yourself. Reach those goals. If you know you’re doing your best and working to get better with every chance you get, let that be enough.
New philosophy. Try it. It’ll work.
Make professional development a priority.