Failure isn’t an event; it’s a state of mind. No one is truly a failure unless they give up.
I’m not talking about quitting because sometimes you need to quit in order to succeed. Not every venture is worth your time: Sometimes you try something and you find that it’s not working, so it’s good to quit.
To “give up” or failure means that you surrender to the difficulties of life and resign to the sense that “You can’t do it,” any of it—life.
But if you’re still trying and kicking, you aren’t that. You’re just in process.
The key now is to keep at it.
Did you know that Colonel Sanders (a real person) of Kentucky Fried Chicken, didn’t start his famous “finger lickin’ good” franchise until he was in his sixties?
Before getting in the chicken business, he worked all kinds of jobs. And he was a piece of work, ornery and difficult to deal with. He was even fired for knocking out his co-workers.
But he never gave up. He kept going even though he was older, at an age when he should have been thinking about retirement. But he didn’t retire. He fought. Not just with his fists, but he carried on with his mind, gumption, capital, life.
If you keep on living, trying, fighting, you always have a chance of climbing, growing, succeeding.
Keep that in mind and put that into practice and you can’t help but succeed.