You always pass failure on the way to success. ~Mickey Rooney
There are days when it feels like success must be just around the corner because I’ve failed so often. Trying to remember that success is close keeps me moving forward. This quote reminds me of the little boy that received a pile of horse manure for a present. Rather than being disheartened, he jumped in and started digging through it. When asked why, he just laughed and said “Because there has to be a pony here somewhere!”
Not seeing the results we hope for is only failure if we stop trying. If you learn from the results, recalibrate and try again, sooner or later you will get the results you seek (or something even better). So, keep trying! There usually is a pony there somewhere.