Your past is not your future
For anyone who has faced failure it can define and limit them.
The time you had a try out for the school sport team and didn’t get picked, and you haven’t put yourself forward for any sports team since.
The time when you asked out the beautiful girl in college, only to have her friends laugh at you, and you then spent the rest of your college life either in class or your room.
The time you asked your boss for a pay rise and they said the business couldn’t afford it, so you sat resentful for the next two years before leaving to…