Ask people why they have been successful. Their answers will be filled with personal pronouns: I, me, and sometimes an occasional we.
Ask them why they failed and most will revert to childhood and try to distance themselves. Like the kid who says, “My toy got broken…” instead of, “I broke my toy.”
They’ll say the economy tanked or the market wasn’t ready or their suppliers couldn’t keep up. They’ll say it was someone or something else. When distancing yourself, you can’t learn from your failures.
Occasionally something completely outside your control caused you to fail, but most of the time, it’s you. And that’s okay.
Every successful person has failed. Numerous times. Most have failed a lot more often than you. That’s why they’re successful now!
Embrace every failure. Own it, learn from it and take full responsibility to ensure that next time, things will turn out differently.