Results Oriented Thinking
There's a term that I've become familiar with in competitive games that can also apply to everyday life and that is "results oriented thinking". This is making a decision based off of a good or bad experience you have had. Take poker for instance. If you have a good hand that round and happen to get beaten by a better hand, when that same or similar situation comes up again, you can incorrectly refer back to that bad experience and make the incorrect decision to fold.
You let a bad experience incorrectly influence a future decision you make. In everyday life, this can be dangerous when you focus on the short-term results for a long term solution. For instance, let's say you're in debt. For a month you eat nothing but ramen, you don't buy anything extra, you refuse to go out anywhere unneeded to save gas, and by the end of the month you've saved a good amount to pay off your debt. But, you realize you didn't save enough and are still in debt so you think that frugality must not work, you need another plan. You just made a decision based off a short-term result.
This can even apply to getting a job. You have a dream job at working at Nintendo, but you're just out of college and can't get a job anywhere except for a fast food chain. You feel discouraged and think you will never get that dream job so why even try. Again, looking at the short-term results for a long-term goal.
When making any decision it's important to look at the entire picture. In poker, you should generally play out good hands because you have a good percentage to win. Sure, you'll lose sometimes, but that doesn't mean you should never play out a good hand. Just because you suck at cooking now doesn't mean you can't achieve that goal of becoming a master chef.
Look at the big picture, make well informed decisions, and don't let the bad results get you down.