Failure happens. It happens to all of us, even the best of us. The thought of not achieving one's desired goals is a scary fact of life. It is an idea that we could well do without. But in embracing the opportunity and freedom to succeed in life, the opportunity and freedom to fail is also willfully available. Many people avoid failure to the neglect of the possibility that they could succeed. Sometimes, success is found after many failed attempts at doing something. Take for example Thomas Edison, an American inventor, who said, "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." Other times, success simply depends on how you view failure. You can light another candle after the storm comes and knocks the first one out, or you can sit in darkness. It's all about your perspective.