Dealing With Losses
Life is full of surprises. Even when you expect a certain event to go your way, you can be slapped in the face with an opposite and unexpected result. This is how life works. But this does not mean that you should retaliate with anger or revolt. You have to learn how to deal with your losses and come to acceptance with the fact that you cannot always win in life.
Sometimes you want to win at something so bad that you cannot even think of what it would feel like to lose. And there is nothing wrong with that mentality as long as you don’t become devastated when you do lose. The worst thing that you can do is to become a sore loser and remain miserable afterwards.
Losing is part of life; it shouldn’t be dealt with negativity and anger. Losing is like an unexpected treasure: you can take away nuggets of information that will help you understand what you can do better next time. A mistake many people make is to not learn from their losses and turn a blind eye; this almost makes the entire experience pointless to being with.
It’s no secret that losses hurt. But it hurts even more when you don’t handle them properly, maturely and effectively. Another positive thing about losses is that they enhance your future wins; opposites almost always attract in life. But if you were to always win, the experiences would become saturated and you would no longer be as appreciative.
Once you start accepting the reality that you cannot always win in life, you will become more at peace with yourself and life events. Things in life will no longer bother you as much as they once did. You will more easily be able to overcome losses and move forward in life with less holdups.
Are you Ready? (This is Defeating Stigma Mindfully)