I find myself thinking back, wondering when I realized that losses outweigh wins. Take that as you want. In my year of entering contests, I have lost many more than I've won and no matter what anyone thinks, I'm all right with that.
I understand. I cannot win them all. That is okay.
Of course, there are times when I really wanted to win and I don't. It gets me down for about sixty seconds and I am over it. If I spent my time dwelling on all of my losses, I would never be happy.
I am learning to apply that to other areas of my life. Things will not always be great. I've seen enough "losses" to keep me under but I pick myself up, dust myself off and keep it moving.
I can still survive.