We are subjected to that messaging a lot, and sometimes it can be hard to hear. No, scratch that, it’s pretty much always hard to hear.
Unfortunately for our emotional selves, it’s true. Failure is an opportunity to reevaluate and reassess goals. It may be tough to hear, but maybe the failure just meant you were destined for different things?
I’ve learned very early in life that there is no one person, thing, or activity that can make you happy or fulfilled but yourself. That’s not to say that other people don’t contribute, or elevate your happiness, but the loss of someone doesn’t mean your world will stop turning. The loss of a job doesn’t mean you’re unemployable. The perceived loss of a goal doesn’t mean that it wasn’t standing in the way of what your true goal was. The loss of a friend doesn’t mean you’re a bad person. People, goals, and success change with time: let them. If something is keeping you from moving forward: let it go.
Happiness isn’t so hard to find when you look, and doors close for a reason.
Make a gain from the loss.