You were born a winner! Correction...you were a winner at the very the moment that you were conceived. Think about it. Out of the millions of sperms making that race to the egg, being at the right place at the right time, pushing and shoving, slogging (?) through all that stuff, going through barriers…you did it!
So don't ever accept failure. Maybe some of the other little guys held back and rooted you onto the finish. You didn't get this far for nothing. Don't let them or yourself down. Follow your dreams.
One of my dear nephews heard this at a Buddhist retreat and shared it with me.