How can I use this failure? That's the question on my mind tonight.
I'd like to think of this as some kind of opportunity. But for what? To do what?
Let's put it this way: what have I been doing in order to get this promotion that I no longer have to do?
Or, rather, what have I been doing thinking it would help me get this, that didn't, which I can scrap?
What have I been up to for other reasons--money, for example--that I can drop, now that I have a more important overall goal? (I.e., to get the thumbs-up next time.) What have I been avoiding, out of fear or laziness, that I now have the motivation to pursue?
And, conversely, what have I not been doing that I can use this setback as the opportunity to do, turn back to, work through, begin? Anything I've wanted to do in the past, and set aside, that now looks like a good idea again?