I would encourage all of us to think of something we may have done poorly . . . and try to improve on it. (Windows Tips)
The writer was referring to athletics, and he continues, “Sure we might not get the metaphorical ‘first place’ but we might possibly do better, and how great would that feel?” When your initial effort was not good enough, keep trying and working hard to improve. The reward of a better result will encourage you to achieve even more.
I know all the things you do. . . And I can see your constant improvement in all these things. (Revelation 2:19).