If at first you don’t succeed, find out if the loser gets anything.
Don’t go for that try, try again stuff. Get something now.
Usually what the losers gets is experience and an opportunity to grow, and this more than makes up for the loss. But see if you can get something more. See if you can get a cherry-on-top.
Don’t go for that try, try again stuff. Don’t listen to the people who say you have to go through a collection of losses to get that one victory. Aim for that one victory now, even if you’ve already lost in everyone’s eyes.
William Lyon Phelps