Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday.
Your ability to be a winner 100 percent of the time is based upon giving up the notion that losing at anything is equivalent to being a loser.
If you’ll not settle for anything less than your best, you’ll be amazed at what you can accomplish in your lives.
All right Mister, let me tell you what winning means -you’re willing to go longer, work harder, give more than anyone else.
You don’t win once in a while; you don’t do things right once in a while; you do them right all the time.
You carry on no matter what are the obstacles. You simply refuse to give up -and, when the going gets tough, you get tougher. And, you win.
And the trouble with me is that my ego just can’t accept a loss. I suppose that if I were more perfectly adjusted, I would toss off defeat, but my name is on this ball club. Thirty-six men publicly reflect me and reflect on me, and it’s a matter of my pride.
Some of us will do our jobs well and some will not, but we will all be judged by only one thing -the result.
Once you agree upon the price you and your family must pay for success it enables you to ignore the minor hurts, the opponent’s pressure, the temporary failures.
Regardless of what you do put in, every game boils down to doing the things you do best and doing them over and over again.
Winning is everything, to win is all there is. Only those poor souls buried beneath the battlefield understand this.
Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them every day begin the task anew.
That’s what learning is, after all; not whether we lose the game, but how we lose and how we’ve changed because of it and what we take away from it that we never had before, to apply to other games. Losing, in a curious way, is winning.