Here I am sitting in my PJ’s ready to take failure head on. While the fear of failing is something that seems to linger over me when I feel like things are not going according to plan, I’m trying to better embrace my mistakes. I’ve learned that nothing can take the place of persistence. It doesn’t matter how smart you are, how talented you are, or how educated you are. As long as you consistently work at your goal, you will surpass everyone else who is doing .