No one enjoys failure, but everyone will experience it. One truth of life is that we will all experience failure, hardship or defeat at some time in our lives.
There are only two ways we lose.
Either You Were Beat or You Let Them Win
A true leader knows this. You should not suffer over this truth or be troubled by it. Accept it and keep moving forward.
Feel good when you’ve prepared yourself (and you are the only one that really knows) and know that you have prepared yourself to perform at your own particular level of competency. It may be that the other fella’s particular level of competency is just better than yours, and there is nothing to be ashamed about in that. But there is something to be ashamed about when you know you did not prepare yourself properly when you had the opportunity” – Coach John Wooden