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Win or Lose


Only one team wins the Grand Final, the World Championships and the Gold Medal. One team celebrates, and one team goes home disappointed without the joy of victory. And so it is with life too. Sometimes we win, sometimes we lose. Sometimes we win the match, the game, a promotion, a contract, an award and sometimes we lose the very thing we want most. Winning matters. Losing matters. However, what really matters is what we do with our wins and losses.

I have been alongside athletes and clients who have won Gold Medals and Grand Slams and I have also shared the pain and disappointments of the tough losses too.

What do you do when you win? Are you hungrier than ever? Do you stay humble? I have also seen some people not work as hard too, thinking they had now made it. They became complacent and somehow forgot all the grit and the hard work and great attitude and determination it took to get there.

Everyone has a will to win, but very few have the will to prepare to win.
Vince Lombardi, recognized as one of the greatest coaches and leaders in American Football.

To keep on the winning path, it is really important to work even harder and never stop improving and give it your all, every single day, in your quest to be the best.

Even more important than what you do after your wins is how you respond to your losses. Do you try harder and come back stronger or do you want to give up? Do you turn your loss into a lesson?

Everybody thinks a champion has to always be the winner, come out on top. But I think everybody inside is a champion themselves depending on how you handle your failures and your successes.
Simone Biles, Olympic gymnast, considered one of the greatest of all time.

Everyone loses but the key is to make the loss stand for something. Here is a great meaning for a loss.

LOSS – Learning Opportunity, Stay Strong.
Jon Gordon

Learn from your losses. Stay strong and keep working hard to improve. Through this process of winning and losing you learn the greatest lesson of all: No matter how hard we work and how much we improve there will be times when we experience the worst of defeats instead of the greatest of victories. But ultimately life is about more than winning or losing.

It’s about the lessons we learn, the character and strength we build and the people we become along the way.

Then you will win this game, called Life!

Wishing you quintessential success

Love Ann

Ann Quinn, PhD
Peak Performance Specialist

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