Effect of repeated failures on the self

The following is an excerpt from a samvaad (dialogue) session with Acharya Prashant.

Questioner: Sir, in this age of competition, sometimes we try very hard for various types of exams. Sometimes, rather many times it is possible that we come very close yet we end up on the failure’s side. This keeps continuing. It’s not that we don’t want, we want it but doesn’t the regular failures hamper our…