Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.
Denis Waitley

Failure should be

I wrote for TEN YEARS before finally getting my first book published, but it was totally worth all the work and all the waiting. I don’t believe in giving up and don’t think that you should, either.
Dan Gemeinhart

I wrote for TEN YEARS