Michael Jordan missed more than 9000 shots in his career.
Hicham El Guerrouj was the favourite to win Gold in both Atlanta and Sydney Olympics and didn't.
Walt Disney was fired from a Missouri newspaper for lacking creativity.
Vincent Van Gogh only ever sold one painting in his life time.
Could it be that what you've labelled as a failure in your own life, is in fact just a stepping stone towards the great work you're capable of creating?
Don't label it too quickly.