Spiritually. Physically. Emotionally.
I bought my son an iPad Mini for Christmas. I (half jokingly) told him that with it I would record his wrestling matches, but he will have to win because I don’t want to record him losing. His reply to me was one I will NEVER FORGET:
“I will learn more from watching myself lose than watching myself win.”
That is a VERY mature statement and holds so much truth.
Proud mom moment right there!
I think back on failures (jobs I did not get, relationships gone wrong, quotas I did not meet, etc.) and in reflecting on those I have grown a little bit wiser every time with every failure. I have failed many times, but those are the lessons where I learned the most!
It's funny how you forget what you did right when you win, but you never forget what you did wrong when you lose.
Sometimes we are afraid to try because we are afraid to lose, but it’s in losing that we learn the best lessons! Winning is great, and a sweet reward for our hard work, but it’s just not going to happen every time. We can't be afraid to lose!