Winston Churchill “Never Gave In” – that’s for sure. . . and I love this picture of him with his Number 2’s in the air – PEACE!
Often times you see someone lose the game and storm off in a fury of rage hardly containing themselves. Then, you see the opposite, someone gets their ass kicked and is truly humble, get’s up ( blood-sweat-tears-and all) – and respectfully shakes their opponents hand and looks them in the eye to say “you are greater this time”; yet knowing full well they have only lost the battle, not the war.
The difference is that the latter will go on to train more, work harder, and make the vision for their success even bigger… they will persevere.. and one day sooner than you think, they will WIN!
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If you accept defeat as an inspiration to try again, with renewed confidence and determination, the attainment of your success will be only a matter of time. If you accept defeat as final and allow it to destroy your confidence, you may as well abandon your hope of success.
Every defeat you meet will mark an important turning point in your life, for defeat will bring you face to face with the necessity of renewing confidence in yourself, or of admitting that confidence is lacking.
Defeat often serves to relieve a man of his conceit. But there is a difference between conceit and self-reliance based upon an honest inventory of one’s character. The man who quits when defeat overtakes him thereby indicates that he mistook his conceit for self-reliance.
If a man has genuine self-reliance, he also has sound character, for one springs from the other. And a sound character does not yield to defeat without a fight.
By Napoleon Hill
Source: PMA Science of Success Course: Educational Edition. Pg. 395
Success is a mindset. Not how much money or stuff you have.
I’ll wrap this up by giving you a great quote from Winston’s own words:
- [content_box_light_blue width=”75%”]Never give in–never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.[/content_box_light_blue]
- Sir Winston Churchill, Speech, 1941, Harrow School
British politician (1874 – 1965)