The Future Is Yours to Win or Lose

We get knocked down, but we
get up again and keep going.
      —2 Corinthians 4:9

“The price of success,” said Vince Lombardi, “is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task.”

Today is the place to start. You can’t start yesterday.

Living with your eye on the rearview mirror is a sure path to failure. You messed up? Knowing what you know now, you would do better if you had another shot at it. But you didn’t know then what you know now. And you don’t have another shot at it. You have zero control over the past. Give it up. Only the future is yours to win or lose.

The difference between the loser and the winner is that the loser accepts failure as final; the winner doesn’t.

Get up, dust off, give it another go.

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