Champions are made in the near wins not the near misses in life. It is in that moment when you receive the silver medal or see the finish line and stop that you try even harder the next time. It is what we called back in high school on the cross country team, “beating your personal best”. Although we love to win, we hate to fail even more.
Champions are not the ones who always win races – champions are the ones who get out there and try. And try harder the next time. And even harder the next time. ‘Champion’ is a state of mind. They are devoted. They compete to best themselves as much if not more than they compete to best others. Champions are not just athletes. – Simon Sinek
Story of a Champion, Diana Nyad