"It takes as much courage to have tried and failed as it does to have tried and succeeded."
We need to re-think the meaning of success as well. Basically, to be a success as a human being is to have lived your best possible life, meaning being the best possible human being you can be, given all of your gifts and unique challenges..
Too often we define success only in the marketplace...forgetting that "at the end of the day" what will count is our effect on other people and our relationships with them.
Effort put into love is never wasted, and successes are not always immediately visible. Patience...patience..