11/10/12 4:28 pm EST
Abraham Lincoln lost his first eight elections before he won the presidency.
Eagles GM Howie Roseman sent letters to every team in the NFL, several times over, before the Eagles finally hired him.
Henry Ford went bankrupt five times before he founded Ford Motor Company.
They each, staunch, stubborn in the face of mounting failures, kept pressing, eventually broke through.
“I haven’t failed,” Thomas Edison once wrote. “I’ve just found 10,000 ways that don’t work.” So far this season, Nick Young has found, on 50 field goal attempts, 36 ways that don’t work. And if the proud, defiant look in his eye after he’s airballed a contested 18-footer while wide-open teammates look on is any indication, he’ll find many more before the year’s out. Keep shooting, Nick.