When you are actively working toward a goal, there are no failures; there are only degrees of success. Choose to be a leader. Take the initiative. When you are faced with a problem or a difficult decision, don't waste endless hours agonizing over the solution. If you analyze the situation objectively, you will always find an answer. Don't focus on the problem; focus on the solution. Then get into action. As W. Clement Stone has often said. "The emotions are not always subject to reason, but they are always subject to action!