I went in hungry.

I didn’t eat.

I left even hungrier.

I came up short.

I underperformed.

I underachieved.

That leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

That makes me even hungrier.

Knowing I can be better and do better keeps me going.

I had something to prove.

Now I have even more to prove.

I thought I was focused before.

I’m even more focused.

I thought I was determined before.

I’m even more determined.

I love the high of winning and succeeding.

But a healthy dose of losing and failing is healthy and humbling.

It’s fuel.

It keeps us hungry and motivated.

I’m not only back, I’m back with a vengeance.