When we fall short, when we lose, when we are not accepted there are exactly two things that we can do about it. We can either quit. This includes, “crawling up in a big ball” to die. Also includes “getting lost”, taking it personal. the other choice is to make improvements to ourselves so that no matter what we attempt we can never lose again because we are sure to give it our best effort.
Effort is the only thing that you can control 100% of the time.