Today was a day of successful failure.
I had a job interview today and everything went great. My interviewer thought well of my resume, liked my references, and enjoyed our conversation. But unfortunately, the job was already filled. So while I didn’t get the job, I did succeed in failing (well, at least in part).
It is better to have successful failure than to have failed success. When we fail well, we learn and move on. We understood that there are some things that are outside of our control and there is nothing we can do about those things. When we look back at successful failures, and we know that we are better off now because of our experiences.
Today was one of those days.
I admit that I am still upset because of not getting the job, especially because my interview went so well. But it’s not the end, and I can find another job. And odds are, my next interview will go better than the last and my next job will hold more opportunity for positive impact aswell.