On the bulletin board above my desk, I keep a handful of quotes that have taught me something, or that I hope to learn from.
I mostly bombed. It's the only way to get good.
—Ali Wong, Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets & Advice for Living Your Best Life
Failing teaches us things about our work. If success comes before we've put in the time and gotten good, wouldn't we wonder if we'd actually earned it? You have to do the work and push through; there aren't any shortcuts.