We get attached to things, and that hurts the most.
We get attached to things that bear no real weight in our lives. Winning or losing an argument will not make us a better human being. Getting promoted or not will not make us a better worker. A higher or a lower salary will often not change our lifestyle that much. The new idea we have failed to promote and develop will not make of us a failure.
We get attached to things, and we should just let go.
That is when a wealth of possibilities will unfold.