I saw this post on LinkedIn and loved it. All credit goes to the poster (assuming he wrote it) Delwyn Andrews Jr.
 – lost his job
 – failed in his business
 – lost his sweetheart
- suffered nervous breakdown
- defeated in his run for Illinois speaker
- defeated in the run for Congress
 – defeated for US senate
 – defeated for the nomination of Vice President
 – Abraham Lincoln elected as the President of America, and went on to become one of the most famous presidents in the history.
Failure is never permanent. Always, always, move forward.