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“You could be winning, but when you're in it, it doesn't always feel like winning.”

Allié: There are many insights to be gained through the relationships Mike has with kids at his school, his coach and his father. While so much can be learned from your film through various lenses, if there was just one thing you wanted people to take away and keep from Triumph, what would it be?

RJ: There's a lot of things. I think the biggest thing is it doesn't matter if you win or lose, just don’t give up. You know, I fail all the time. I've had decades of setbacks sometimes. I paid for them with time and money and resources and never get them back. But I either could have continued to dwell and wallow in my failure or I could learn from my failure and grow from it and be able to utilize it for the next project and the next job and the next goals… The thing is winning. It doesn't always look like winning when you're in it. That's the big thing. You could be winning, but when you're in it, it doesn't always feel like winning. You gotta just enjoy it. Keep the grind. ∎

…it doesn’t matter if you win or lose, just don’t give up. RJ MITTE

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