I’d rather fail over & over in pursuit of higher principles than stand for nothing worthwhile.
Most of us want something better in this life. More specifically, to become our best, do our best and help others to do the same. Never mind those people who will criticize you for not already being what you hope to achieve. They’re likely jealous and insecure.
Keep striving day by day. Never give up! You’ll fall down. You will fail. It may take you months or years to reach a milestone.
The most important thing you can do in the face of failure or harsh judgment is to hold on even tighter to the principles you know to be true. Make it a personal value to begin anew each day. Stand for higher principles and set your sails!