“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston S. Churchill
The sad but true reality is that failure is inevitable, it is something we all have to deal with. It is impossible to go through life without experiencing failure at one point or another. Because of this, we need to be prepared to fail. The issue is we never teach people how to deal with failure.
It’s important to go through life with the knowledge that failure will happen. Although a somewhat pessimistic outlook on life it’s the harsh reality that no one teaches. If you have the ability to succeed by all means do it, but if you don’t and fail then don’t beat yourself up.
The majority of startups fail, a lot of decisions you make will be the wrong ones, but these actions and decisions aren’t an attack on you. Take each failure as an opportunity to learn instead of an opportunity to beat yourself up. Failure is the best teacher out there as long as you’re willing to learn from it.