The world accepts what you say about yourself.
If one says, “I am sinful.” The people will come around you and start accusing you as a sinner. They may call you ‘a sinner’.
If you can say, “I have overcome my failures and now very confident to move ahead powerfully.” The world may not accept it and on the contrary may reject it. If you can hold on your position, in spite of their resistance, gradually they too may accept it and receive you.
The world accepts your decisions about yourself. So you are the one who decides what you are.
Of course, it takes timeTime is the best healer