What tips do you have for overcoming professional failures or disappointments?

'Do not be too hard on yourself; failures do not define who we are. I know it can be hard to see the big picture or exactly where the path is leading, but there is a reason for it. My advice is to take the experience and learn from it. Nobody wants to fail, but when you do, it gives you the opportunity to grow. How you resolve problems really shows who you are as a person. Be a survivor! Take it one step at a time and reevaluate what happened and why it went wrong. Do not give up on yourself. We all fail before we succeed.' --Sarah Robbins, lead educator for GlyMed Plus

"Look to yourself first. Own your failures, evaluate why they happened, and resolve to learn from them. Furthermore, try not to consider it a failure, but an opportunity to grow and become better. Disappointments are inevitable in life, but many times they come from unrealistic expectations. Educate yourself, plan your work, set goals, and surround yourself with good mentors and friends that will encourage you when you are down." --Pamela Campbell, owner of Genesis Day Spa & Wellness

"Get back up, try again, and learn from the mistake or disappointment. Do not give up too quickly because it could be that just a few adjustments could turn the situation into a success! With the right attitude and thought process, you have what it takes to win in everything you do!" --Shannon Esau, director of education for Rhonda Allison Skin Care

"The most important thing you can do is to acknowledge the failure. Try to discover what went wrong and why. It is also important to figure out where and how you can get support in order to do better the next time. Learn from the mistake, move on, and see it as a gift!" --Faith Yanez, owner of AZ Skin Rehab

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