We have to give our best in whatever state of life we are. Not because of the outcome and result but to avoid guilt. As we age, we revisit the past and get vulnerable in the present.
We all work towards becoming successful in our personal or professional lives. But what differentiates us is our effort. How much we are working and aiming towards it. The outcome, in most instances, is not in our control.
Did we do our best without a favorable outcome? If the answer is Yes, we will not have sleepless nights later. It will be painful in the short run.