How do I know? Because you’re still breathing. You can still try. As long as you haven’t given up, then you’re not a failure. You are a work in progress. “I am seeking. I am striving. I am in it with all my heart.” (Van Gogh said those words. That dude rocked.)
But if you give up? If you quit? If you say no mas?
Then you are a failure. And I’m going to understand. Maybe even give you the Kleenex box (or toss it past you) — but I’m going to call you a failure. Because you have failed by failing to try again.
So don’t give me—or ANYBODY in this life—the opportunity to call you that.
You are the only one who can make yourself a failure.
So pick yourself up, stop feeling sorry for yourself, and have another try. You’re still in this game.