Before success comes in anyone's life, they are sure to meet with much temporary defeat, and, perhaps, some failure. When defeat overtakes someone, the easiest and most logical thing to do is to quit. That is exactly what the majority of people do. The most successful people the world has ever known say their greatest success came just one step beyond the point at which defeat had overtaken them. Failure is a trickster with a keen sense of irony and cunning. It takes great delight in tripping one when success is almost within reach.