I consistently observed that those in the top tier of success don’t internalize failure in the same way that most people do.
For them, failure is not a reflection of self.
It is completely objectified and isolated, believed to be an experience from which to learn, a measure of the inability to accomplish one specific task at a single moment in time, or the result of variables that likely have little to do with the individual in question. Nothing more.
An unemotional relationship with failure is a contributing factor to why some people succeed.
As much as it hurt, I realized that failure is an inevitable part of thinking big and going after what you’re really passionate about.