Everything in life is a step forward; everything has meaning. It’s just that there are two ways to move forward: walking and leaping.

When you walk, you leave one foot in its place as the other moves ahead. You’re secure, you’re stable—and you never leave your comfort zone.

So sometimes you need to leap. But to do that, you need to first crouch down. And sometimes, to help you do that, life sends you an opportunity for failure.

That’s the true meaning of failure: It is the crouch before springing up and beyond, a breakaway from the past so that you can create an entirely new future, an opportunity to do something totally unexpected.

Failure lets you leap to heights your footsteps could never take you.

Maamar Bati Legani 5731, s'if 6. Likutei Sichot vol. 5, Lech Lecha.