None of us like the idea of failing. So, if failure is defined as stopping trying to succeed, you don't need to experience it - not when you can keep trying! Although your plans may be hijacked, is that a reason to abandon them? No! Just adapt your tactics. Try looking at your objective from another angle entirely. Or leave one objective to the side and focus on another. A different perspective will create a different state of mind. The truth is that you have luck on your side, and perfect timing.