Mark L. Hopkins: Failure can lead to great success

Mark L. Hopkins

Vince Lombardi, former Green Bay Packers football coach, was quoted as saying, “Wining isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.” Leo Durocher, the old Dodgers baseball coach said, “Show me a good loser and I’ll show you a loser.” Gen. George Patten said, “Americans love a winner and they hate a loser.”

Yet there are no Olympics, World Series, Final Four or Super Bowl champions who have not lost many times. Every champion experiences many failures enroute to ultimate success. That is also true with successful inventors, business people and politicians.