Too often we believe failure is something bad. We have been conditioned by our parents, our schools and society to believe that failure is a negative. We need to change our perspective of what failure means. A failure is an opportunity to try again — to start over, to have another chance. A failure is not the end of the road unless we give up. Failure is a great teacher. We learn about ourselves and others. Sometimes we learn more in failure than we do through success. So the next time you receive a rejection slip, view it as an opportunity to learn and grow.