Absolute, ignoble failures.
They were, in modern parlance, LOSERS.
That didn't stop them. They didn't give up. They didn't acquiesce.
They did try again. They did move forward. They did dig in.
From Abraham Lincoln to The Beatles, they lost and lost big.
Right before they won. BIG.
Watch this video and see if it doesn't make you try just one more time.
Because you should.
You're only inches from gold.
Be well and move forward boldly!
Have fun ... Tony.