We all have experienced, and will experience, 'failures' throughout our lives. But, don't let them take away your 'sight,' of your goals. Many times, we think that we have failed when we are just confronted with failing conditions. This is just an opportunity to show that you can still reach your destination, even through failing conditions.
We all have a plan for our lives. This plan acts as a Global Positioning System (GPS). No matter how many times we are 'knocked off'' our planned path, our destination remains the same. Our GPS (plan) just changes (or recalculates) the path that we must follow to reach our planned destination. God already knew, and equipped us with, all that we would need to, successfully reach our destination.
The thing about a GPS is that it is not deterred by travel conditions (temperature, humidity, road rockiness, etc.). It just tells the path, from where you are, to your desired destination. Like a GPS, your life's plan is not deterred or canceled due to you race, sex, disability, failures, etc. You must only display the determination to follow the path to your destination, no matter how many times you path is recalculated.
You must realize that there are always different directions to the same destination. Consider any destination, from where you are now. There are different, but successful, paths that you can take to reach that destination. That destination can be reached if you start going left, right, south, northwest, etc. So, just because you are headed in a different direction as someone else, doesn't mean that you have a different destination. Unlearn.