My quest for the perfect picture, the perfect song, the perfect poem, has taught me to see the often-undiscovered beauty in the imperfect ones. On my best days, it even allows me to find the beauty in my flawed and imperfect life.
Fortunately our stories aren’t defined by how many times we fail but by how we respond to and learn from the many losses we will all experience. Success is just failure that doesn’t give up. It may be a cliche, but it’s a cliche because of how often we need to be reminded.