Every time..., we take one step closer to

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Hello, teachers:

I read a passage on internet,
Tittle: 24 Powerful Quotes on Failure That Will Inspire You to Succeed
Poster: The Inspiring Journal

We see failure as a bad thing or as a halt in progress. But, failure is not a bad thing at all; it is the greatest sign of success. Every time we fail at something, we take one step closer to achieving the success we desire.

Is "Every time....one step closer" a common sentence pattern in English ?

Thank you in advance.
  • entangledbank

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    English - South-East England
    Well, it's common to use 'every time' + a clause to indicate when some other thing happens.

    Every time I go to that shop, I buy some cheese.
    Every time the doorbell rings, the dog starts barking.
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