Win or lose, at the end of the day, you have to live with yourself.
It is better to lose as the best version of yourself than to win being someone you would rather not be.
In any endeavor, if you do your best, with integrity, honor, and courage, and do not leave an ounce of effort in reserve, you can and should hold your head high regardless of the outcome.
This is not an excuse to celebrate failure or to accept loss lightly.
Your goal is and should be to win, in whatever way you define success, but win as yourself.
You are who you have to live with for the rest of your life.
Impress yourself with your effort, give everything you have, and make yourself proud.
No one else and nothing else matters.