Opportunity in Failure “There is a lot of opportunity in failure” said Angie, Executive Assistant to me one day, when I was feeling a bit frustrated. This simple encouragement was such a 'pick me up'. There is much wisdom and advice around about failure. ‘Failure is inevitable. Failure is part of growing, learning and developing. Fail fast, pick yourself up, and move on. Failure is integral to success.’ And so on.