The Fighter's Mind: Inside the Mental Game by Sam Sheridan
The is no defeat until you say you are defeated. Until that point you are still in it, still trying, you can still win, and only you can lose it. People are not overcome by situations or outside forces; defeat comes only from within. Only you can make yourself lose.
The world can throw anything at you it wants but you are the one who says you are done.
This is a very interesting and important thought;
Defeat is a mental act.
Defeat is not something that really exists outside your head. The world doesn't know or care what you are trying to do, nor does it make you give up, you are what gives up.
You can see it in someone's eyes, that moment when they quit, and then they give up. In a fighter's eyes, in a runner's, you can see that point that they no longer believe in what they are trying to do.
"It's just knowledge man. It's the same for everyone. You go over the basics and pretty soon you're dreaming about it like everyone else. Be honest and humble enough to learn from everybody."
If you want to succeed you do not give up ever. You fight not until the end, you fight until you win.
The success ones are those who brought it, who understand that the losses make them stronger, smarter, better. Dedication to the craft, to the business, leads to winning.
It is all in the mind set, yours and no one else's.