As as PhD student failure isn’t just some random thing but a constant reminder to make you realize that you’re not that smart as you thought you were!
Sooner or lated we all have to face it but how each of us deals with it is quite different depending on the personality and character of each individual.
Ian GoodFellow (Ian who?), the guy who co-wrote the deep learning book with Yoshua Bengio, ring a bell? the same guy who invented adversarial networks a.k.a as GANs (how about now?) the one who wrote cleverhans library (still nothing)?
Well, you might not know who he is but you might find interesting his thoughts regarding failure as a PhD student. Go ahead take a look, you might like what you’ll read.