We should always express thanks to God and to the people who have helped us achieve success. We should reflect upon the success, determine what we and others did to achieve it, and then work to duplicate it. At the same time, it is just as important to reflect upon our defeats or failures. In effect, diagram them like we diagram sentences when studying grammar.

An explanation of sentence diagramming is “It helps you identify how the parts of a sentence work together. It provides a deeper understanding of the function that words play in sentences. This can help make your own writing clearer and free of grammatical errors.” Applying this concept when looking at defeats or failures is how you begin to determine their reasons and what you need to do to rise above them.