When you win, you don’t examine it very much, except to congratulate yourself. You can easily, and wrongly, assume it has something to do with your rare qualities as a person. But winning only measures how hard you’ve worked and how […] talented you are; it doesn’t particularly define you beyond those characteristics. Losing, on the other hand, really does say something about who you are. Among the things it measures are: do you blame others, or do you own the loss? Do you analyze your failure, or just complain about bad luck?
Source: Every Second Counts by Lance Armstrong and Sally Jenkins
Subject: Success / Failure