I received some pretty upsetting news today. It really got me down, and I in all honestly I am still really disappointed right now. But I keep telling myself that it just was not meant to be and life will go on. I will find what I am looking for life just needs to teach me a few lessons first. If I have learned anything over the past few years, its that the universe gives you what you are asking for only when you are ready to receive it.
Failure sucks but its one of the best teaching tools you will ever come across. My 6 years of training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has very pointedly burned that into my brain. You learn the most by failing initially. It teaches you what you should not do, and gives you a better idea of what might work. So whenever you hit a stubbling block like I did today take a step back, and try to find what this experience has taught you. How can you improve on what you failed at? What can you do to change the outcome? When you find your answer attempt that. If that does not work then repeat the above process.
The only way you truly lose is when you accept failure. When you decide to give up on what you want and settle for what you have. No one has ever gotten to the top by giving up. So I am going to figure out what my next step is and take it. I suggest you do the same whenever you are faced with failure.