So you tried and it didn’t work out.
You gave it your best shot and now the failure and rejection feels like you just took a bullet on your stomach.
One way of looking at is to feel like a loser.
Another way is to look at the experience as a lesson in trial and error.
You tried, made some errors, learned certain things, and now you are wiser, and more experienced…
For every error, learn the lesson.
Forget what hurt you in the past, but never forget what it taught you.
However, if it taught you to hold onto grudges, seek revenge, not forgive or show compassion, to categorise people as good or bad, to distrust and be guarded with your feelings then you didn’t learn a thing.
God does not bring you lessons to close your heart.
He brings you lessons to open it, by developing compassion, learning to listen, seeking to understand instead of speculating, practicing empathy and developing conflict resolution through communication.
Yes, I know, it is easier said than done.
But then again most things worth doing are easier said than done.
‘As soon as you say ‘failure is not an option,’ you have just said ‘innovation is not an option.’