“Win, Win is the outcome that we are pushed to achieving in society. In athleticism players win and it benefits the coach, coaches win and it benefits the system. However, loosing will always be the product of a successful system. Many people prepare for wins but rarely prepare for loss. It appears as an oxymoron to prepare for a loss. Suggesting that we should prepare for a loss can be perceived as negative. Our perspective on failure can determine how we advance after experiencing loss. Losing is a painful and emotional experience. We fear losing because of how system classifies losers. However, a healthy approach to failure is being able to see the benefits that failure provide.
Failure can operate as a mechanical lens that helps you see things beyond the naked eye about yourself. Another benefit of failure is the courtesy given through failed attempts to reinforce your belief and self-determination about winning. People who quit are not built to win. People who are determined to win perceive failure to become a classroom for self-improvement. Disappointment doesn’t last long amongst people who are driven to win.
In competition, someone has to loose. Failure shows up in every area of life. This is because much of life is competition driven. People are apt to experiencing failure in one place or another. Anyone who doesn’t apply a healthy approach to failure could make themselves available to psychological deficiencies and/or emotional disturbances. The ultimate benefit of failure is the provision to see our own weaknesses. This benefit will make anyone stronger. Adopting a discipline of resilience can demonstrate one accepting the reality of failure. Accepting the reality should translate into motivation to never fail again. Learn to use failure to your advantage and not your deficit.