As human beings, we are always in pursuit of something new. When we achieve a goal, we go on to the next goal. This way, success is not a final destination but a string of victories that we celebrate as some of the highest points in our lives.
On the other hand, people who have failed to achieve success are mostly those who are afraid to fail. The fear of failing leads people to just be content with what they have currently achieved and not ask or want for anything more. The fear of failing discourages us to take risks that might lead to greater opportunities.
Successful people know that failure is part of the journey to success. It is only when we look back that we are able to connect the dots and see that one failure lead to an opportunity which lead to the right path to get to the goal.
People who have achieved success also know that when faced with failure, it is the courage to get up and continue pursuing their dreams that count the most. You may fail, but as long as you get up and stay determined to find a way through the obstacle to your success, you will still reach your goal. To paraphrase a popular quote:
It is not how many times you fail that matters, but how many times you get up that counts.