Dear Reader, in my 68 years of age one of the valuable lessons I've learned is that there is no failure, only valuable lessons to be learned from our defeats if we are wise enough to learn from them.
That is not to say those defeats are pleasant, for they can be very costly and hurtful. I've had so many defeats in business and in other aspects of life, at times I have been overwhelmed, angry and despondent.
But each time, once emotion, pain and anger were removed from the equation, valuable lessons presented themselves as did new opportunities to apply those lessons.
So whatever defeats have seemingly crushed your spirit. don't lose heart for they are not failures but an education to allow you to succeed if only you will look for strength within, persevere and smile while harnessing all the positive energy you can muster.