You have to see your failures as instructions on how to do better not as a insult on your character.
Imagine you are a college freshman who has dreamed their lives of becoming a doctor. You have to take a very difficult Chemistry class your first semester. You know that the average grade for tests in this class hovers around a C. When you get your first test back and you got a 72% do you:
A. Say "I guess Chemistry isn't my thing since I didn't do well on that test. Medical school really isn't my thing I guess. I'll finish the class and try some other major, maybe English"
B. Say "I guess the way I studied didn't work since I got a C. Maybe next test I can do better if I study a different way".
If you said A then you have a fixed mindset, B you have a growth mindset. Keep reading to find out what these mean!