... so many times that it would be a truly insane endeavor to list all of my failures here. So instead, here is a list about failure.
A few random things to know about failure (based on my extensive research.:
Your failures make for your best stories.
Failure means that you are living an interesting life.
Failure can make you a legend, especially when you recover from failure, as all failures can do.
Failure will teach you more than your inevitable success.
Failure is a test.
Failure is inevitable.
Failure is a ghost.
Failure can be fun.
Failure can very well teach you to be compassionate.
If you don't quit, you can't fail.
Failure is not fatal.
Failure means you've tested something out and it didn't work out. That's great news, now do it differently next time and you may end up succeeding.
Failure is temporary.
My ability to fail and learn from my failures has been one of the things that I am most proud of because it is that ability that has and will continue to lead me to success.
I often tell people that the three worst things that have ever happened to me ended up being the three best things that have ever happened to me. Because of what I did with those failures.
Often times if I'm failing at something over and over again I end up getting so bored by my pattern (of safety or habit) that I force myself to begin to try new things. Often times this brings on a greater risk of failure, in the short term.
I once got so bored of auditioning for commercials that I forced myself to do something utterly terrifying and inappropriate for the scene during each audition so that at least it would be a different experience for me.
This risk and the failures and successes that it produced taught me a lot about taking risks.
My point is this: if you're failing, you're living and if you're failing, you're not alone.
Keep going, keep growing.