Life is what we make it sounds so serene and easy that some people miss what is being said altogether. We tolerate the intuitive knowledge of others instead of applying that information to our everyday lives.
When we fail it does not mean that we are to quit, cave in or give up. We are to learn from every failure. There are lessons in the midst of each of them. Learn from them and do not repeat them. Learn from them and share those failures with others to prevent them from falling into the same trap. There are always lessons in failures. Failures are how we discover success. Think about it. If we don't start something - we will never achieve something (purpose). That old adage "Try, Try, Try again really is a realistic statement".