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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.