“I’m not a failure because I didn’t succeed. I’m a failure because I didn’t try.”
I gave it everything I could have, and went through things I never thought I could do. In the end, getting through to the final 6 from 96 applicants is my victory.
So what now? Well, a heavy cold is occupying my attention right now- it feels like an elephant is sitting on my chest. This will have knock-on consequences- I will miss next Sundays Bideford 10 and will complete the Ilfracombe Crawler slower than I would have liked.
However, in time, I will catch up, and be better for it. In fact, everything I have learned, everything I have done over the last 3 weeks has left me a better person, with more experience, and more knowledge.
I need to now keep going now, and ignore the fact I did not get the job. I need to use it as an opportunity, not a setback.