You succeed at being a failure when you blame someone else. Failure can hurt. It is easy to shift pain onto others. Ignore the blame. If you don’t take accountability for your failures, you can’t take credit for your success. Claiming someone else is responsible for your life is futile. Either you are in charge of the choices you make or you are merely a puppet dancing on the pulled strings of others. Make the decision to accept and learn from failure that ultimately leads to success when you are accountable for your actions. Failure leads to success. Embrace every failure knowing it leads to triumph. Sure, the actions of others can affect your decisions, but you are responsible for your response. Yes, catastrophe of weather, war, death, all kinds of adversity imaginable, can manipulate you into thinking you are a victim. You are a victim if you think you are. You are a victory when thought so.