Failing To Fail

There are books aplenty and articles too,
With pathos, soliloquy, so sad and blue,
Many write about success and failing,
After all, life is not just smooth sailing,
Yet they keep throwing in proverbs and quotes,
Telling stories, tidbits, tales and anecdotes,
How failure is really a win if you get up again,
How it turns little cry-babies into real men,
I only have one question, silly I must confess,
If you have failed to fail, is that really success?