Eventually, you are going to fail. Not once but many time.
Wimbledon finalists (and champions) are remembered of this fact each time they enter the court.
If you can meet with Triumph and DisasterIf (Ruyard Kipling)
And treat those two impostors just the same;
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!
And basketball champions like Michael Jordan said it long ago.
26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed.
I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life.
And that is why I succeed.
The Sign of the Swoosh (Goldman, Papson)
And both professional tennis and professional basketball are competitive games. Many works today are not competitive but cooperative ones.
When facing innovation, being able to fail and face it in the same way as success is not only a skill. It is a MUST. That’s what this “celebrating failure” culture is about.
Both your successes and your failures report useful information and open new paths to tackle new challenges. Embrace them. The only people not failing are the ones not trying.