Did you fail today? If so, you are not a bad person, but you are a human being. Failure occurs more than succeeding (unless you sit around and do nothing of importance and never take risks but then again, that is the ultimate failure). When we attempt to improve ourselves and strive to achieve more than we have, we will fail. Failure is only a waste if we don't choose to learn from that failure. Our attitude when we fail should be a combination of frustration mixed with motivation. We are frustrated (emotion) for not achieving what we wanted to achieve but then motivated (action) by that frustration to learn and to grow and to try again. Failure should not be a combination of frustration and pity/demotivation/discouragement (lack of action). Those attitudes simply demonstrate our ego and lack of humility to think that we are too good to ever fail.