Would he have been more accessible, more... *human* if he'd said, "I keep trying and failing" during the process? It took him almost 2 years but no one knew how many setbacks he faced, how many times he lost his own confidence or will.
Same with the marathon trainer, people see your intent and then your result. If you don't talk about the in-between, everyone thinks it's seamless.
That's why I have mixed feelings about this blog. I want to seem strong, to announce things when they're cemented but I hate the kinds of false pretenses society teasingly invites, erecting walls between us instead of inspiring the journey. (I hate to sound new agey but it IS a journey, isn't it? We may not always get what we hope but we learn things along the way, why not share the road?)
(Sent from my phone)