Mohandas Gandhi, the founder of modern India, was not always a hero. As a young man he was considered a mediocre student with no discernable talents. He got married at age thirteen to the daughter of a family friend. The marriage got off to a rocky start. His wife found him to be impatient, immature, jealous and controlling.
Gandhi wanted to become a physician, but in college he flunked his science courses. He returned home in disgrace.
Through family connections, Gandhi went to England and managed to become a lawyer. But, his legal career was a failure.
Through another family connection he got a bookkeeping job in South Africa. It was there that Gandhi developed a philosophy of life that changed India and the world.
Martin Luther King Jr. learned the principle of non-violent resistance from Mohandas Gandhi.
No failure is final.