What if all the events which don’t turn out exactly as hoped for would people’s description of a failure?
Would they still perceive it as negative?
Ego is the most challenging aspect when assessing something as a failure.
Our own, not the other person’s.
It seems that there are two ways to approach this.
One is to reframe what you’ll consider as a failure to enable yourself to live a different emotional reaction to the event.
Another is to redecide how you’ll take your own emotional reaction resulting from something you consider a failure.
Both approaches create the space to enable cognitive reactions like the idea that there is always something to learn. It’s easier to learn something when you are interested in it.