Success is the necessary misfortune of life, but it is only to the very unfortunate that it comes early. Anthony Trollope (1815 - 1882) , Orley Farm, chapter 49, 1950 It is possible to fail in many ways...while to succeed is possible only in one way. To go forward in the face of overwhelming odds is to risk failure. But risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing. The person who risks nothing does nothing, has nothing, is nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrows, but he cannot learn, feel, change, grow, or love. SUCCESS AND FAILURE - The Invention Of The Sewing Machine ... Sewing Machine Each one of these success factors has been proven to be critical to the achievement of the best life possible for any given person. By systematically implementing one or more of these success factors into your life, you can put your foot on the accelerator of your own career and achieve the best life for yourself. Overcoming fear of failure is crucial for success. For many highly successful men and women who have accomplished great things in life, failure was merely a stepping stone to achieving greatness. For many highly successful men and women who have accomplished great things in life, failure was merely a stepping stone to achieving greatness.