“For me, losing… isn’t failure,
Billie Jean King
In life sometimes we win and sometimes we lose. Of course, winning is everyone’s goal and first choice for the outcome of any event or circumstance. However, where there is a winner there is also a loser. That’s just a fact of life.
When we win life is good, we feel good and are happy. Not so much when we lose. Being the loser makes life a bit difficult, and we feel bad and sad or mad. But failure isn’t always a bad thing. It’s all about our attitude.
Often, we learn more from losing than winning. We learn where our weaknesses are and what we need to focus on to be better at what we do. We learn where our strengths are and how we can use them in the future. If we are smart, we learn how to lose graciously, and most importantly, remembering what it feels like to lose…we win graciously.
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Well said, Patricia!
“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. Please remember that your difficulties do not define you. They simply strengthen your ability to overcome.” – Maya Angelou
Happy New Years’ eve!🎊 🎉
Thank you for reading, commenting, and sharing Maya’s quote. She is a favorite of mine…a wise woman.
It’s so hard accepting defeat, not being chosen, feeling disappointed.
It brings up humility in a big way. It always reminds me to be selfless, and rather than lick my wounds, get up off the mat, and help another. Like in the Prayer for Peace.
A prayer of St. Francis of Assisi:
“Lord, make me an instrument of your peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is discord, union; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy.
“O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console; to be understood, as to understand; to be loved, as to love; for it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.” Amen.
Happy New Year Patricia
Your comment is so true. It is easy to be knocked down and stay there. It takes strength and courage to get up again.
To rise off the mat. 🙂
You’ve said it so well.
You’re welcome 😉
Information society’s “attitude” spins… As the library lands on my toe? Hee hee
I have no idea what your comment is saying but I am happy you visited and let me know you were here.
Well said. We also need to help others with winning and losing. Cheerleaders are so important when we fail. It’s the trying that’s the most important part. Many don’t even try.
Awww on the kitty. So adorable.
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Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week, Patricia. Big hug. ♥
You are so right, Sandee. I am ever so grateful for the folks that have been there for me when I needed them.
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