Win or Learn. Never Lose.

October 06, 2016

Win or Learn. Never Lose. 

A win or lose attitude can be counterproductive.

It can create excessive pressure, tension in your muscles, and anxiety.

At the core, sports are about personal growth.

Growth is a process that requires continual learning.

Learning is often most powerful when life does not go the way you planned.

Too often athletes are too hard on themselves when they don't win.

Instead of learning a valuable life lesson from the defeat, they sulk.

It's healthy to be disappointed, but within reason and for a short period of time.

The most important skill is to step back, evaluate the loss and learn the lesson(s).

What did I do wrong? What adjustments can I make? What actually worked?

If you can do this, you will have a win or learn mentality.

You'll improve faster. And in the process, you'll actually win more too.