Couldn’t have said it better myself.
Obviously, in life you are going to fail and succeed. Son has learned that you will not win every race. But the ones where the guy next to him is a bit taller and out-reaches him to win by 1/100th of a second, are the ones where he knows that there is always next time. He and I have a deal, if, when he gets out of the water, he can look me in the eye and tell me he did his absolute best and gave 110%, then he has been successful. Success is not about winning every time off the block, but about improving each time. Eventually, when you go off the block, you win.