You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure.
With integrity, you have nothing to fear, since you have nothing to hide. With integrity, you will do the right thing, so you will have no guilt.
Individuals score points, but teams win games. This is true in athletic events and in life. If you make it in life, your team of parents, teachers, ministers, etc., will have played a major role in your success.
Authors by the hundreds can tell you stories by the thousands of those rejection slips before they found a publisher who was willing to 'gamble' on an unknown.
Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.