It is said that Thomas Edison said –
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
I love that quote and the determination it demonstrates. But to be honest, if the universe decided that I was supposed to invent the electric light bulb, we might be sitting here, reading this by candlelight! 😉
I don’t know any failures, but I do know folks who quit trying too soon.
“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”
Quitters always win (as long as they don’t quit quitting!)