Failure is the foundation of success;
success is the lurking place of failure.
Affirmation: I win even in the midst of a loss.
Disappointments are a normal part of life and some losses are inevitable. But, negative experiences help make the positive ones even more worthwhile. I work to turn every loss into a win. I may win something other than what I expected, but it is a win nonetheless.
I know what it feels like to lose. I admit to feeling down and disappointed when something I work hard to achieve slips out of my reach. But I also know what it feels like to win. So I gain knowledge and new perspective from every disappointment that can help me win more often.
Whenever something works out unfavorably, I analyze the sequence of events carefully and look for likely causes of the disappointing result.
I can usually find the culprit in a weakness here or questionable or poor choice there. What I learn from doing this is both enlightening and rewarding!
Experiencing a loss makes future victories and successes all the sweeter to me. I feel more pleased when I win something after suffering a setback. I honestly believe that my losses have helped equip me to succeed, remain humble and look forward in anticipation to future victories.
Today, I vow to make the time to enjoy my rewards, even if they are something other than the hoped-for victory.
I know that there is another shining moment out there for me. And I commit to making myself ready to seize that moment when it comes.
Homework/ Journal Prompts/ Self-Reflective Questions:
1. How can I help teach others how to learn the lessons their experiences bring, even after a disappointing loss?
2. What positive attributes have I gained as a result of experiencing disappointments?
3. In what ways am I better equipped for future battles?
Have an awesome week!