It’s pretty simple: Failure is when you have quit, left this earth or didn’t even try. Actually, even if you haven’t tried there is always the chance you may at some point in the future. So, you haven’t failed. But, I’m going to call that failure.

Okay, so you didn’t get the result you wanted. That’s all it is – a result. Then do it again. And again. And again. Man, I wish I would have known that when I was younger. And remember, the past does not equal the future. So, just because you didn’t get the outcome the previous 47 times, it has absolutely no connection to the next result. That is huge! Remember that.

It sounds like motivational speaking 101, but it is a learned skill – like a lot of things in life. Learn to assess the results and if you’re not where you want to be then make an adjustment or two and try it again. That is learning. There is fortitude in that effort. There is risk. There is power. There is self-trust.

Go. Do. Assess. Repeat.