"Everyone fails at something. Failure is really part of being successful. People who succeed learn from their failures and do not let them define who they are. I am a lawyer who tries cases. I’ve learned a lot more about being a good lawyer from losing cases than winning them. If you win a case, then you don’t question anything you did. You think you’re perfect and you pat yourself on the back. Other people pat you on the pack and so you don’t analyze what you did and why it worked out that way very much at all.
If you lose a case, you examine everything you did and where you might have made a mistake. If you’re trying to be successful, you don’t let go of it until you get to the point where you have identified your mistake and then learned from it. Those cases stick with me."
- Craig [Birmingham, AL]