I've often wondered why some people try but don't succeed; why others seemingly put forth so little effort and experience such great success. The only conclusion I can come to is that it's all about what you're working with on the inside.
You were created to do great things, but you have to believe it for yourself. Self-doubt is a dangerous and paralyzing device. Don't compare yourself or your talents to someone else's. Use your past endeavors as a benchmark for how great you can be. Don't think any less of your efforts or talents because you didn't measure up to someone else's standards. You first have to BE who you are, then you can BE as great as you were created to BE.
Don't let someone else's successes or failures discourage you. Get up and be determined to succeed no matter what...people are waiting on you. They're waiting to see who you will be, what you will do, and how you'll get it done. Remember, for every mistake you make someone is watching and learning from you. Stick with the genius and savvy you have within, things will work out. No worries of failure, just BE you and success will follow.
Confidence is a beautiful thing. It's great to see you at your best!