Life is a bumpy ride and there are battles along the way which we face. We win some battles and we lose some. The problem is our losses are amplified because we live our lives according to others. The accepted norm of success and failure is a measure created by society to evaluate people, even though we are more, much more than that. The only purpose in life really, is to be happy. So don't be tied down to what others believe is a failure on your part. Just go where your heart takes you and do what makes you happy. That's the recipe for success.
Here are some examples of how some 'setbacks' can lead you to better things:
Follow your whimsical heart.