When all is lost, why keep going?
This question of Character, or guts is answered in one way by this video of Benjamin Watson of the New England Patriots. Watch it even if you don’t like NFL because the game is incidental.
Never. Say. Die.
I’ve watched many basketballers proudly swat a ball out of the key. The good ones then chase the ball down and get it to a team mate. The great ones do that even when their team is down by 20 points and there’s 3 seconds on the clock, because that is what they do. It never occurs to them to back off.