In my 40+ years, I have experienced a lot as a mother and as an entrepreneur. I have had many successes and failures. My successes were celebrated and cherished. My failures, on the other hand, I just wanted to run away or simply try to erase them from my memory.
Failure is scary and EVERYONE experiences it at some point in their lives. It is how we respond to failure that makes us stronger as a person, a friend, a parent, and a business owner.
Failure is a part of life and yes, once you fail, you begin to question everything you did to get to that point. But, what I realize now is that everyone fails at something. Failure makes you grow as a person and makes you stronger. Once you accept it, you must learn from it, and more importantly, move on. I now see failure as part of the process to success - to reset and move in another direction.
Failure is not Final...