We have the choice of internalising or externalizing our failure. Lincoln is quoted as saying, “Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”
Psychologist Martin Seligman says “People who blame themselves when they fail…think they are worthless, talentless and unloveable. People who blame external events do not lose self-esteem when bad events strike.”.
To keep the right perspective, don’t take failure personally.