Oftentimes, we downplay who are by the failures we have or had. We fail to realize that every attempt to succeed gives us an opportunity to add value to something or someone. What are you saying? Maybe you didn’t get the promotion you wanted, but you have impacted the life of the coworker who contemplated committing suicide. Perhaps they denied you the loan to start your business, but the loan officer recognized the God in you and started attending church. Your failures and disappointments have hidden treasures in them. Keep striving to achieve in life, but remember this…your success is not only measured by how many times you achieve, but also by the value you add to others’ lives along the way. You are valuable and don’t let anyone tell you anything different.