Sometimes the mistakes you make seem bigger than they actually are. That’s because you’re too zoomed in!
Part of the process of improving any skill is to be honest in your own assessment. You don’t want to gloss over problems that you’re making. There’s no point in sugar-coating and saying it was “perfect” when it clearly wasn’t.
That said, it’s a maddening and unproductive path to nitpick apart every single slip up. If you get too caught up in those actions, you might be too entrenched in self-criticism you forget the point.
Are your reflections actually helping to pave the way to something better?
Don’t be too zoomed in.
Zoom out, and make sure the efforts you make to correct aren’t wasted on the trivial things.
It’s not just about seeing the bigger picture, but taking steps to ensure that you’re moving towards a bigger picture.