Even high level consummate performers can miss the mark sometimes. Oftentimes, things can happen that we cannot control. If that happens to you, do not get caught in a cycle of analysis paralysis of “what ifs.” If it is meant to be, it is meant to be. If it doesn’t happen the way you planned, that doesn’t mean you failed, it just means that this time was not the right time for it to be. In the meantime, be hopeful, be consistent, be patient, be confident, be prepared, be open to change and other possibilities– all the while, do your best!