How to handle failure

March 23, 2012, 12 a.m. (ET)

USA Softball Olympic Gold Medalist Jessica Mendoza knows what it takes to win. As both a collegiate All-Amerrican and starting outfielder for Team USA, Jessica has had a very successful career on the field. Her success has come thanks in part to her ability to overcome failure.

In this video, Jessica admits that failure is as much a part of Softball as it is a part of life. Athletes at all levels are going to strike out, walk in the winning run or drop the ball on occasion. But Responsible Coaches and Players are prepared to brush it off and move on.

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