I don't think you have done any damage! You recently started a new job that you knew would stretch you to your limits, and just as you anticipated, you're learning about some of your limits, and getting specific advice on what needs to improve. The fact that there were "many positives" in your performance review suggests that overall you're exactly where you need to be. Don't let the fact that you're not already completely self-sufficient feel like a demoralizing failure. You got a little flustered but maintained your composure during the review itself, which is absolutely fine.
Ashlie Molstad knows the true value of self-acceptance. In a recent post, the social media star known as Foodie Girl Fitness shared two pics of herself taken minutes apart. In the second, she's perched on a chair so we can see how the skin on her stomach rolls as soon as she sits down. "If I'm going to show you the posed, put together, professional sides of me," the 31-year-old fitness coach wrote in the caption, "I'm gonna make damn sure you see the not so flattering sides too." Molstad's greater message: Loving yourself means loving your body, belly rolls, cellulite, jiggly arms, and all--and tuning out the constant societal pressure to somehow achieve physical "perfection."
Read enough laptop reviews on PCWorld and other sites, and you might notice a pattern: This laptop was almost perfect. If not for one major problem, it would have been nearly flawless. My PCWorld colleague Hayden Dingman called the Razer Blade Stealth "near-perfection," if not for subpar battery life and a couple of smaller complaints. Whether it's a weak battery, a low-resolution screen, an uncomfortable keyboard, or another failing, laptops can't ever quite tick all the boxes. But how much of that fault lies with laptops themselves?