I thought I failed. But I didn’t.
Setbacks and challenges aren’t failures. As long as you are not out of the fight, you are not a failure. Sometimes this is hard to see in the thick of things. Stepping away and looking at the goal from different views or asking someone with a fresh pair of eyes can make the difference.
You don’t really truly fail unless you quit—and even that has been disputed.
Don’t let negative outcomes define you. Keep going.