Thay say what doesn't kill you makes you stronger, something Andy Keogh believes in strongly.
He may well have a point.
For many of Wolves young squad, missing out on the play off's by a margin of two goals will have been the first major disapointment of their careers.
Making the play offs last season was an achievment in itself. An over achievment, given the haste with which the squad was assembled, and one that built an expectation both within the club and outside that last season would be one of triumph, not of failure.
The taste of that failure is still fresh in the mouth of the young Dublinner who is quick to acknowledge that there is plenty of room for improvement next season.
'It was a mixed season for me as it was for a lot of the lads,' he told ic Wolverhampton
'You just have to take the positives away and take that through.'
'It's annoying because there were only little things that cost us (last season) but it will give us the experience.
'We know what's expected to get promotion and you do gain something by going through a failure in terms of not getting there.
'For us young lads we're a season older and a season wiser and that can only help as we move forward.'
Onward and upward Andy, onward and upward.