They Can't Take That Away from You
Every project you work on, client you pitch to or deal you workout will end in success. There are going to be plenty of times when you fail. Sometimes your failure may even take the turn of being demoted, moved to another department or fired; but even when you fail what you have accomplished still stands.
Sure, you don't want to be that person who walks around recounting your successes from 10 years ago, but in those moments of failure it's good to remind yourself of the times you succeeded. Those career moments (don't confuse your career with your personal life) when you shone above everyone in the room. You earned kudos and hand claps from your peers and your managers. You were The Stuff!
You're still All That and a bag of chips, but now with failure under your belt you've got some zest. Failure does nothing but give you more stability to go forward, if you look at it the right way. Failure now gives you the reasoning needed to stand firm on your decisions when challenged. Failure, yes that's what it is so "call a thing a thing" as Iyanla Vanzant would say, makes you now look at all angles not just the one you see as success. Failure is not the end, but the beginning of a new way to think, go, grow and become successful.
You know what it is to be successful and now you know what it is to fail. Having been both, you can now write your success story built on skills, knowledge and resolve to continue to climb towards your career goals.