The dinner that looks nothing like the cookbook picture may say failure, but the scraped clean bowls and plates announce success.
The uncertainty and the limbo and the early mornings and the late nights may say failure, but the bank account mouths success.
The rejecting and the ignoring and the making you feel invisible may say failure, but the little triumphs confirm success.
Sometimes, success is a lot more about process and attitude than it is about numbers and results. We just have to remember to look past that big scoreboard in the field...or in our heads...