We all get where we’re going by circuitous journeys, and some of the setbacks are warranted.

Carol Burnett

Regrets? Carol Burnett has none. The trailblazing comedic actor, best known as the star of her eponymous CBS show, but whose career includes turns on Broadway and in films and television, had to face plenty of disappointment before her big break came. Like many of us, Burnett tried over and over to realize her career aspirations. Reflecting on that journey in a conversation with “Interview" magazine, she warned not to let setbacks derail the path forward, but rather to remember that your turn will come. The trick? Optimism and perseverance. “When things are a disappointment,” Burnett urged, “try not to be so discouraged.”