Rest assured that you’re not alone in failure, here’s a quick guide to some of life’s most common shortfalls. Take a peek at these unsuccess rates the next time you fail.
15%: Likelihood a condom will not prevent pregnancy.
17%: Couples who divorce by their fifth anniversary.
23%: Couples who divorce by their tenth anniversary.
50%: Small businesses that fail within the first four years.
95%: Harvard admission applications that get denied.
95%: VC-backed startups that fail to return on investment.
95%: Dieters who, in time, regain all their lost weight.
99.92%: High school football players who don’t play professionally.
3,000: Americans that lose their job each month.
10,000 to 1: Odds you’ll become famous.
This essay is part of our Art of the Fail series.
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