You are not a failure, even if you have failed to meet a specific goal.
This is in line with: A child is not bad if they do something wrong. The act they did may be bad or wrong, but the child is still good.
As adults, we can be very hard on ourselves. But it’s important to remember that we are our own parents, so to speak, and we need to treat ourselves with the same kindness and understanding that we give others.
If we don’t give ourselves permission to fail, then we limit our efforts to activities we know we can do. And that is stifling.
“Remember that failure is an event, not a person.” Zig Ziglar