One of my favorite quotes:
You’ll come to see that a man learns nothing from winning. The act of losing, however, can elicit great wisdom. Not least of which is, uh… how much more enjoyable it is to win. It’s inevitable to lose now and again. The trick is not to make a habit of it.
My most last loss was with the game I’m developing Dragged Away. I had been working with a publisher for over a year being lock into a nasty contract. Essentially they were not doing their job but I had to wait for a certain time period to leave it due to broken terms. It was my first time working with a publisher and I learned a lot about the legal dealings behind it, what is a good deal, and what I want if I’m ever to work with another one. If I hadn’t gone through that, I would have not been the wiser today.