When you fail, there’s always a reason why. We’ll use the gym as an example. If you fail a lift, there’s a reason you missed it. It could be technique, an exposed weakness, stress, sleep, dehydration, mental, your nervous system, etc. My point here is that it can be a combination of many many things. This goes for life as well.
It’s really not failure. Failure means that you quit. When I miss a lift I don’t quit. I go, “Okay, how can I do this better to improve?” Life is the same way. You must begin to dissect why you are ‘failing’ because the answer is always right there. You have to analyze the situation to discover why you are getting the result you are getting.
Sure I miss lifts all the time. My immediate go-to after missing a lift is the question, “Why?” Did I warmup enough? Was I in the right position? I wouldn’t beat yourself up too much if you miss a lift or fuck up something in the business world. That being said, I would start to go through the checklist of solutions to see what really happened.
I like to immediately fix the issue at hand to make it a MAKE. John Broz always talked about if you start your front squat with a rounded back, you are starting like a miss, not a make. Contrarily, starting with your chest and elbows up is starting the lift as make. Tony Ramos, one of my coaches from Westside, said he never got under a bar that he didn’t think he could make. Both of these points aren’t lending to failure. When these guys miss it’s not a fail. They’ll break down why they missed the lift to make themselves better. Take it for what it is, make the necessary adjustments and move on.