Failure can cause people to become irrational and depressed.
We become depressed when we are overly emotionally invested in a particular outcome and refuse to consider other possibilities or (shrink) our number of options.
Truth be told no one has ever succeeded in life without failure and disappointment along the way. There is always stress & tension.
Failure as stepping stone implies one LEARNS from their failures.
"Sometimes you win and sometimes you learn."
Sales reps are taught if you ask enough people for the business you are bound to get a yes. Over time you become better at prospecting.
It's been said Thomas Edison was asked:
"How did it feel to fail 10,000 times in your efforts to invent the light bulb?"
His reply: "I didn't fail 10,000 times I learned 10,000 ways it did not work."
How many of us would attempt to do anything 100 times let alone 10,000?
Oftentimes the difference between success and failure is giving up!
No one truly fails until (they give up) on their dream.
In my own life there are numerous instances where things went wrong for me which lead me to such and such a place where I did blah blah and met so and so which eventually took me to where I am.
Rarely is one's success the result of linear steps of progression.
I've learned to look at life as a (personal) journey and I try to have a "big picture" outlook. There are 50 states in the U.S., over 180 countries, and over 7 Billion people on the planet. And yet most people have never lived outside of the city or state they were born in and (would never consider venturing out of their comfort zone) to explore opportunities elsewhere! They eliminate that as an option!
Frustration occurs when one is hell bent on (controlling the way) they get to the top. If for example one's goal was to live in a beach house or be a millionaire. A lot of people will choose only (one path) to reach a dream.
For them the goal has to be reached according to (how they) want.
They may exclude buying the occasional lottery ticket, the possibility of meeting/falling in love/marrying someone who wants to share with them or staring a house sitting business in a beach town where owners may stay away up to 9 months or longer per year. All wealth and opportunities come via connecting with others on the planet.
The real trick is finding (the right people) to help you get there!
"It's not over until I win!" - Les Brown
The world may not owe you anything but you owe yourself the world!