Failures that result from a lack of knowledge, routine human error or poor assumptions can be processed and be evaluated in hours or days, which make it easier to move on. When the stakes are much higher, a failure that derails your future plans or calsl into question your self-image require more time to process as they are the ones that occur because of your deepest weaknesses and flaws. Three methods to move ahead after a failure are: Evaluate and analyze the failure as quickly as possible and immediately put to use what you learn; renew your energy by stepping back from the failure and focus on other projects; oscillating between the two other strategies. Oscillation is said to be the best approach for most people because the first method can be grueling and the second does not contribute to learning.

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