Date Added: Apr 2010
While it's common to envision "success" as a sort of plateau that one reaches, and then coast along, any real career is filled with innumerable peaks and valleys. Successes and failures. Taking risks - and sometimes failing - is the most effective way to learn and grow. Of course, that doesn't mean one necessarily enjoys it. Don't try to ignore or forget the failure - by doing so, you sacrifice a valuable opportunity to learn from your mistakes and avoid a similar fate again in the future. Think about the root causes of what went wrong, and examine objectively how you could have approached things differently to avoid this outcome.