There were 2 men one who was intensely meditating under a tree and another who was singing hymns with lot of devotion.
Suddenly an angel appeared to the man who was meditating.The man asked angel to ask God when he would attain Salvation.The angel accepted his request
and went to meet the man who was singing. He too asked the same question.
After some time ,the angel returned back and told the man who was meditating that he would attain salvation after 4 births.He immediately felt discouraged and started weeping and said how could God not recognize his immense devotion.
The angel went up to other man and told him that he would have to wait as many lives as there are leaves on the Tree. He immediately overcame with joy and said that he was glad that he will be able to meet God in just a few more births.
Such was his positive intent.As soon as he said this,God appeared in front of him and said that he would attain Salvation at the very moment.
So no matter in what situation we are,let us always be positive by taking good in everything and move forward to achieve success.
Success is just not attaining something we want but by the way we handle and overcome ups and downs in our journey. It is not failure if we have failed trying to attain what we sought out.
~The Complete works of Vivekananda