Not getting what you want in life is not the end of the world nor is the journey. What you must be clear about is differentiating between a temporary defeat and a permanent failure. The former happens to even the best of us. But the latter, is a decision that is usually made by those who are unsuccessful. If you were to look at the people around you, you would realise that unless there is a chronic disease or injury or life altering situation that happened, the observation stands. Keep in mind that sometimes things will go our way and sometimes it won’t. The key is to persevere long enough to continuously put in the work to get to what you desire.