Is this a real fail?

Hello coachs, here I come to be clear about what can be a fail for my 25 actions/results I could lead in this quarter. I have written in my list: apply for a job opportunity (an announce for a job has come in my email box while I have the ambition for my big goal 2020 to become a life coach). I have work and finish my motivational letter, a presentation video of myself, but not my CV. I was about to apply, but I see on a social media that the job is already filled. I won’t apply for the job. But preparing myself, time spending on it, even if it was not for an “external” refused seems to me that I could count as a fail. I am correct?