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Upsetting performance? How to get over it and move on to better times.

If "Highway to Hell" is an apt description of your last race, when your pace slowed to a crawl and you weren't sure you'd finish, you might want to consider the perspective of British poet John Keats, who called failure the "highway to success." Although it may seem contradictory (or crazy) to celebrate a flop, many experts agree that losses can fuel future wins. "A bad race is an opportunity to gather information, learn, and improve," says Ralph Heath, a runner and author of Celebrating Failure: The Power of Taking Risks, Making Mistakes and Thinking Big . "You need to embrace failure as part of the process." Turning a negative into a positive may seem impossible, especially when your war wounds still sting. But the sooner you accept the past and learn from it, the faster you can move on to a PR-filled future. Here's how to recover. Scream and Shout Allan M. Due, 56, of G...

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