Success is less about how you think of succeeding, and more about how you view failure.
Maybe you made a terrible investment, messed up your work, sent out an email that was meant to be private but somehow cc’d your whole division including your boss, have a terrible relationship with so and so, etc., and all you want to do is ignore it. (I get it.) But don’t. Resist pushing your failure away.
Instead, gaze into it. Look through the rubble. Find ways you could have, should have, done better.
And, by doing that, you can’t help but improve.
See, to grow, change, learn, we mustn’t shy away from our failures, we must study them. They are one of our best teachers. When you sit at its feet you will gain new direction, better solutions, fresh ideas.
Failure isn’t the end. It’s the beginning.
By studying your failures you will learn to succeed.