In John Maxwell’s book Attitude 101, he has a little section on seven abilities that enable achievers to fail (ie, not have a good outcome in the given situation) and keep moving forward. Here is the first one:
“Author James Allen states, “A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thought.” That’s why it’s important to make sure your thinking is on the right track.
People who don’t give up keep trying because they don’t base their self-worth on their performance. Instead, they have an internally based self-image. Rather than say, “I am a failure,” they say, “I missed that one,” or “I made a mistake.”
To keep the right perspective, take responsibility for your actions, but don’t take failure personally.”