The worst thing that can happen is not that you fail, it is that you think of ourself as a failure and give up.

Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team, Steven Spielberg was placed in a learning disabled class, and JK Rowling’s Harry Potter manuscript was rejected by 12 publishing houses before the books set records as the fastest selling books in history. Everyone who has ever achieved something great, has had to persevere through rejections.

Setbacks are an inevitable part of everyone’s life. In order to achieve your goals, you must embrace moments of failure along the way and see them as necessary stops on the way to success. If you are one of the many people who assume that successful people don’t experience failure, read over the second paragraph a few more times.

Everybody has moments of failure, especially the people you think of as super successful. The difference between people who succeed at a goal and people who fail at a goal is that the successful people are willing to pick themselves and try again. Victories come from perseverance and there’s always a chance to try again.