We all have blind spots. They can arise from subjects we are unwilling to face, but, just as often they can arise from our experiences with failure, and, importantly, our experiences with success.
One of the reasons for the creation of such blind spots is that we, as humans, seem always to be biased toward sticking with what works, or staying away from what hasn't worked thus far.
But, as we often reflect upon, there are greater forces at play than "just us." The universe moves on inexorably, and whenever we prevent ourselves, or make an assumption, we take ourselves out of the currency of what is now possible. Success or failure are often determined by timing, so it is good to remind ourselves that every day is a new time, offering a new possibilty, for progress.
I partly told the story to substantiate the point that we can become prisoners of our failure - or what we associate with failure because really, if we think deeply about failure, the only meaning of failure is another attempt on the way to success. It's a work in progress. It was a draft, after which you were able to create a better draft. That's the way I choose to think about failure.