The only way to be successful is to fail. A lot.
On the surface that might sound oxymoronic, but if you ask anyone you might consider successful, I’d wager they would agree. You’re probably not going to get your degree without failing at a few things first. Be it a homework or exam, a class, or maybe it’s just failing to get to class on time. For every job you’ll get, there will usually be a pile of rejections behind it. Before your project wins its first award, you’ll have submitted to tons of competitions and awards shows, most of which won’t ever get back to you.