As readers know, I'm a big fan of Paige Arnof-Fenn, founder and CEO of strategic marketing firm Mavens & Moguls. Entrepreneur.com has published an Arnof-Fenn article, "Failing Your Way to Success: Don't let a failed startup kill your entrepreneurial dreams." Couldn't have said it any better. Snippets:
You can't separate the successes from the failures--it's all part of the same journey. Optimism can be learned; choose happiness and see how it feels the next time you get down. It may be hard at first but I guarantee you'll enjoy the journey a lot more trying it this way. By carrying around a lot of bitterness and anger, you'll never lead a full life. Forgive, forget and move on. This quote from E.B. White should give you the courage to at least try it: "I wake up every morning determined both to change the world and have one hell of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning the day a little difficult."