When we become binary in our thinking, we are left with seeing things as good/bad or success/failure. In this mindset, our outcomes become trapped. They must fit in the box we have put a label on.
Outcomes are rarely this clean. Instead, when we are open to learning, we are more receptive to other parts of the outcome. Meaning, you are learning something new.
We become so invested in the outcome when we give maximum effort. In fact, we feel entitled. When we are learning, every step on the journey then becomes part of the process, regardless of the outcome.