Whenever there is a loss, he said it should be analyzed to see what went wrong. “Learn from your experiences so you know how to avoid the same situation the next time. Keep in mind that no defeat is permanent.”
Robinson concluded that in sports, as in business, success comes from hard work and a lot of practice. “Winning is doing better today than you did yesterday.”
That is a message we can all take to heart.
In speaking with Robinson on his way out (and getting his autograph), I asked him if there were certain traits or abilities that made him such a standout baseball player and team member. Without a moment’s hesitation he replied: “I had a passion for the game to the point of obsession.”