Without failure, we wouldn’t understand or appreciate the value of success.

Without loss, we wouldn’t appreciate life.

People see success as something that just “happens” for some people. That some people are just born with a gift. That some people are genetically altered to be “great.”

Success is earned by sweat, tears, late nights, and early mornings. Repetition after repetition, fail after fail, broken dream after broken dream. What defines successful people is that they never gave up.

This video lists a number of very successful men and women throughout history that some of you might have thought it just “happened” for them. That was not the case.

If you aren’t failing, you aren’t living.

About the Author


Coach Layton is the Head Performance Coach for Spartan Basketball. Layton is a Certified Sports Performance Coach through USA Weightlifting and has trained athletes from the developmental stages to college level athletes.

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