Dang, now THIS is a thread 👀💦
I would probably tell myself something along the lines of "care less" lol. Or maybe just "don't take it so personally". I've never been an overly salty person, but I definitely have make the mistake of tying a lot of my self-worth to performance on a few occasions in the past 🤔 inevitably I do think it made me strive to put myself out there more; I met a lot of good people and traveled to a lot of nice places because of how much I wanted to grow and improve, but MAN did I beat myself up WAY too much for not taking x or y set or falling for x or y setup that I've seen tons of times before.
I do think there's definitely a "right and wrong" way to practice anything, and that's gonna be different for everyone, but you can't really rush it. I think if your goal in a game is to improve and be "good"; whatever your definition for "good" is, that's fine, but the nature of the genre means that that's potentially going to take years depending on your goals with the game. Make shorter goals, realize losses are good, and understand that you probably want the mountain to look taller as you climb.