Bruno's Web Tip
Bruno Gideon is a regular columnist for the SCCC website. Bruno will share some of his wisdom with our readers by giving useful tips for everyday life and practical advice for today’s entrepreneurs.
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Did You Lose? Say Thank You!
When You Lose, Don't Lose The Lesson.
– The Dalai Lama
Losing is inevitable but how we deal with it defines us a winner or a loser. Sure it hurts when it happens, but let’s remember one thing: we only have to win 51% of the time to be considered a winner! Success comes to people who evaluate where they are, where they want to be, and then continue their journey along the road of life. No “poor me,” no “blame game,” no “finger pointing.”
It is okay to lick our wounds for a short time but then it is time to move on. There is a nice analogy about down times. Think of walking on one of our beautiful Swiss mountains. The trail has many twists and turns and most of the time the trail heads up, but sometimes it goes down. As long as we continue along the trail, we will eventually reach the top. But if we stop walking, this would mean the end of our journey. We will never reach the top of the mountain and experience the spectacular views and the sense of exhilaration that comes with it.
But there is more. We should say “thank you” for losing! And now I can hear you saying “Bruno, are you crazy? Thank you for what?” This is quite easy to answer. The benefit to losing is that it is a great learning experience. That alone could be worth the price because it is the best way to find out what lead to our mistakes in the first place and how not to repeat them in the future.
“Winning” has 213 million hits in a Google search. “Losing” has only 108 million. Winning is more popular and we should use every tool at our disposal to be included in this category. Winners know how to lose. Saying “thank you” when you lose is a significant step towards winning.
You didn’t win this time? Think of a walk up one of our mountains and continue on your road to success.
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Did You Lose? Say Thank You!