“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not lived at all. In which case, you’ve failed by default.”
J.K. Rowling, Harvard Commencement Address, 2008
Failure and success do not necessarily lie in opposite directions. Frequently, their paths overlap and finally diverge. The point of divergence is the point at which you can break away to achieve your goals. Those who are wildly successful also have a lot of failures to their names.