It’s not uncommon for an athlete or team who had lost in the past to win later on. Happens all the time. Now, imagine that after a few defeats, they completely give up and vow never to play again?
That would be crazy…and unfortunate, right?
Well, we do this with life. After some rough patches and defeats, we sometimes lose our motivation and give up on the game–be it a passion, a hope, a dream–even ourselves. That’s the effect of a defeated mind.
This quote by Marilyn vos Savant is not just a reminder to keep going. Beyond this is the message that our decision to not keep going is defeat. Moreover, it’s a permanent one.