Building self-belief is one thing, but keeping it something different all together. Living through the experience of a setback can be devastating to your ego, your confidence and your belief in yourself. Let's be real - failure stings. Big failure hurts. And complete failure can bring you to your knees. Ask me, I've been there.
Retreating and licking your wounds is a natural and reasonable response. I will never tell you to ignore the pain of it. But I will advise you to regroup as quickly as your ego will allow. Never ever ever let a setback stop you from growth!
Failures are opportunities to reassess. It does not mean the idea is wrong. It might mean the vision or the implementation needs work. And your creative problem solving is all that is required to get the result you need. As long as you are not stubbornly force-fitting a solution when your intuition is telling you to walk away. If you are unsure, pause and listen to your inner wisdom. Trust it.
My point is this: self-belief should never be tied to your results. It should always be tied to your resiliency. When you get to the place where you can keep yourself moving forward no matter what happens ... all doors will open to you.
Never downplay the brilliance of a fresh start. They are beautiful!
To your amazing success! xx