Remember “A Christmas Story”? Ralphie more that anything wants a DaisyRed Rider BB gun for Christmas, but everybody tells him he’ll shoot his eye out.
Nonetheless he gets his BB gun. And he does shoot his eye out-
Well, he doesn’t actually shoot his eye out. He was wearing glasses, which protected his eye. But he kept quiet about it. Nothing more embarrassing than having such a prediction come true.
Something like this happened to me, and I was feeling kind of bad about it, until I thought of this. If you can reframe your failures as funny incidents they are much less painful.