Lack of success is not merely failure, there is a special breed of failure that is much more sinister. Giving up without considering the benefits of success, as compared to the drawbacks of failure, is considerably disheartening.
There are two ways to look at the world: as if you’re held down, or as if you’re held up!
I recommend the latter, for the universe is but an enabler of our mindset. If we view life as a wondrous journey, rather than an inescapable torment, surely that encourages our capabilities, strengthens our resolve to face the fear of the unknown.
While in the present we often try to make excuses not to do things. In the future though, we know we will want more responsibility. The key is to realize that every time you don’t push your responsibility envelope, you become more entrenched in inaction.
There is always more than one way to succeed. Humans’ enormous brains are easily capable of figuring out alternate strategies, but it’s a skill like anything else.
What better way to improve than to try?