As we measure our lives, remember a failure can become a success. If we never fail, then we are not taking on enough challenges. We are not discovering our outer boundaries. Write so that you can discover your authentic self--that is a true measure of success.
Time passes, so I must not pass up opportunities. I must not pass by a friend who is struggling and not offer to help. I must not pass through a day without telling my children that I love them. I must not pass up the chance to laugh or appreciate the world around me.