An excellent observation. I would only add that another way to understand and truly accept the failure rate is to understand that life consists of many things. And The Blog, no matter how amazing and important it may seem is just one of them.
“Do or Die” does work. It gives the extra effort, extra morale as you say. But it doesn’t have to be the way of life, forever. Our minds and lifestyle change more often than one might think and it’s important to accept that too, as I have learned that recently.
My point is that allowing ourselves to fail, change, learn and persevere is a balancing act which we all could benefit from. If we’re good at it.