It’s a powerful move to discover that the truth of the world is not fixed, but shaped by interpretation.
Was losing out on that project a curse, or a blessing? An example of life’s unfairness, or a consequence of the endless, unavoidable change of things? Proof of your unworthiness, or opportunity to contribute afresh, discovering new skills and qualities? Cruel fate, or life calling you into a wider understanding?
Different aspects of the situation come forward according to the interpretation you choose. Events take on many kinds of meaning, depending upon how they’re framed.
In other words, the truth of an event is malleable. Much more than you might often acknowledge.
And even ‘this is just the way it is’ is an interpretation you’re in the middle of choosing.