"A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else," said millionaire J. Paul Getty. The Bible tells us a righteous man falls seven times (Proverbs 24:16). It is in the getting up that we develop determination, perseverance, courage and skill. Failure, when properly understood, can become the stepping-stone to success.
We seem to learn to blame other people or circumstances early in life. It may seem like the easy route to take, but in the end we still have the same faults and flaws that caused our troubles to begin with. The first real step to improving our lives is to figure out what we're doing wrong and change ourselves.