The human spirit is never finished when it is defeated… it is finished when it surrenders (Ben Stein, writer).

Everyone loses from time to time, whether it’s a debate, an investment, or an athletic competition. It hurts, but it’s not the end unless we let it discourage us to the point of just giving up and quitting. In the words of a Japanese proverb, “Fall down seven times; get up eight.” Set you mind on being a winner the very next time you compete.

Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win! (1 Corinthians 9:24)