Sometimes you try your best and fail. I know, not the most positive way to begin, but sometimes positivity can be found in the harshest conditions. Sometimes you put lots and lots of effort in and it amounts to absolutely nothing. Everyone says that’s okay, that there will be another chance, or that you learned something. That all might be true, but it usually doesn’t make it hurt any less. Long term, it might be okay, but right now your world has crashed and all anyone can do is offer you empty platitudes.
You’re just gonna have to hold that. This pain can’t be rushed, or gotten rid of, not if you really cared. Thinking about it just makes it worse as you realize just how bad you wanted it. Your passion is working against you. That’s okay though. Hold on to this pain. Remember it. Allow yourself to fully feel the hurt of failure. Next time, you won’t just have passion and hindsight. You’ll have the burning passion to never, ever feel anything like this again. Even if you never do this same thing again, failure is failure, and you’ll know what that feels like. Don’t lose hope because of it, embrace it and reject the very idea of it every repeating itself.