I disagree with the common saying, "failure is not an option". Failure is ALWAYS a real, and sometimes scary option! But what if we approached it from a different perspective, looking upon failure as a narrowing of the learning curve that points us, albeit eventually, towards the working solution?
Yes, that's it. Failure is not negative. Failure is simply ruling out what doesn't work so we can re-focus on what does!
As a gentleman in an entrepreneur group I recently attended said, "there will always be naysayers around you. When you are wrong, or fail, they'll be right up there saying I told you so. When you are right, or succeed, they are no where to be found."
What about you? What would you do if you accepted that failure wasn't negative, but an ingredient for success?