Not winning in the moment is not the same as “failure”.
After a crushing defeat which cost his team the playoffs, Superstar Bucks athlete, Giannis Antetokounmpo, responds to a reporter’s question— whether he considers this season a “failure.”
“Do you get a promotion every year on your job? No, right? So every year, your work is a failure?”
“Michael Jordan played 15 years, won six championships. The other nine years was a failure?”
“You work towards a goal, is not a failure. It’s steps to success.”
Not winning in the moment is not the same as “failure”. These are steps to success.