So really, your success is built on how you handle your failures?
Well that's not the point of the post. I actually think I made it pretty clear but I'll explain it again anyway. The way most people train is a way that basically sets them up to fail. That is, they beat themselves up until they hit a wall and so "fail". This is the way they are taught. So the environment they put themselves in is built on failure, rather than success. Instead of thinking "how do I succeed," they think "how do I keep from failing or how do I overcome failure." If your training involves you failing more than you succeed, whether this is a real physical training failure or an imagined, psychological one, then you will ultimately FAIL. How could it be any other way? You cannot build a house on a failed foundation, right?
Yes, how we handle failure is very important. I get into that in this series a bit. But in the long run, success is built on achieving many small goals over time. This means that success is built in success. There is a lot of bullshit talk about "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger" but this is nothing more than macho psychobabble. At it's heart it is about the culture of failure in training.