Success is falling nine times and getting up ten. (Jon Bon Jovi, singer, songwriter)

Perhaps you feel as if you have experienced more failures than successes. You’re discouraged to the point where you don’t even want to try anything again. Bon Jovi’s advice is good; don’t give up; keep trying. Maybe it will be helpful to lean on some close friends for advice and encouragement. In any case, keep getting up and trying. Success may lie just ahead.

Though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again. (Proverbs 24:16) Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10)