It has been a while since my last post. I suppose I was just waiting for the right topic to come along. Recently, a reader sent me an e-mail that got me thinking about personal failure and how to come back from it. Essentially, one needs to see their failure NOT as something negative but as feedback that is simply suggesting that a current course of thinking, feeling, and acting has come to an end. Additionally, one needs to see their situation as a chance to start over. My response to this e-mail was more in-depth than I expected it to be and I thought it was good enough to share with all of you who may be experiencing what the reader is going through. I have included the original e-mail from the reader below (with permission) as well as my response. Take a few minutes to read them and let me know if you think my response can be helpful to someone in a similar situation.