True failure comes only when we cease making forward progress. Some days we may find that our goal is within reach. Other days, it seems that we are further away than ever. Consider this: how close were you to your goal yesterday, and how close are you at this very moment? What have you done in the last 24 hours to move yourself closer to your goal? Have you studied, worked, traveled, or whatever else it took to inch closer to the finish? Remember that what may present as a failure could serve as the teacher of a valuable lesson that we need to learn in order to achieve our end goal.