My dear,

But don’t lose your wits over that, everyone fails, even you.

What you’ve got to do is step up to the plate so many times that the odds eventually make you the last one standing, and a success. It is not enough to succeed, others must fail and give up before you do.

Afterall, the people who succeed the most also fail the most, they just don’t let their failures be the ending to their stories.

Falsely yours,
Gore Vidal