Some people don’t care about effort. Effort doesn’t mean you won. You can put forth a good effort but come in last place.
Last place against who, though?
The winner of the race was someone else. They don’t matter.
Your effort matters.
If yesterday you laid in bed and today you put on your shoes, that’s improved effort. That’s winning.
Did you put on the wrong shoes? You made a mistake. You still tried. That’s winning.