Success comes through the defiance of defeat. Our ability to bounce back when everything tells us to quit is what determines whether we keep going or stop. And, when the time comes, determines whether we rise or remain seated.
Nobody who quits knows how close they came to success. All of the world’s greatest achievements were once just dreams. All successful men got off to a bad start. Success and achievement don’t exist without defeat for without defeat there is no glory and no way of measuring a win.
It takes just as much effort to settle for a life of mediocrity as it does to settle for a life of success. If we have a burning desire to win then we must set alight every bridge that offers us a way out. It’s how battles are won and empires are built.
Nobody is defeated until they accept defeat.