Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.  Calvin Coolidge

It seems strange to understand but being a failure is one of the greatest keys to success. When combined with power of persistence, failing but continuing to try again until success takes hold is always amazing to experience. True failures in life are simply people who have given up on themselves before reaching success. The only way you can truly fail is to stop trying. That is why each morning and at the beginning of each new project, I pump myself up by saying to myself, get out there and start failing, success can’t be far away.