What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first step to something better. – Wendell Phillips
“Boy, after that banana, you’re really screwed.”
“How are you ever going to come back from that banana?”
Defeat is just a word, like banana is just a word.
I hope my silly example showed you that words mean what we make them mean – what we allow them to mean.
Words have no definite, meaning, other than what we agree to.
So “defeat” can mean one has “lost,” but it doesn’t have to mean there’s nothing you can do, or that you’re bad, or stupid, or not good enough.
And it can mean that you had an experience that you can learn from, that you’ve learned one way not to do something, and that can be an (positive, helpful) example to others.
It’s up to you.
Only those who constantly retool themselves stand a chance of staying employed in the years ahead. – Tom Peters
The only job security, if there is such a thing, is intelligently growing your skills and abilities to meet future challenges and opportunities with ambition, capability and capacity.
What your learning plan?
How are you growing?
The important thing is to learn a lesson every time you lose. – John McEnroe
Always make sure you learn.*
Otherwise, what’s losing for?
* And make sure you learn when you win too!
The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score. – Bill Copeland
No, not that sort of “scoring!”
I mean do you know when you’ve accomplished something important? Something of value, to you?
Without goals, you won’t know.
We are what we think. All that we are arises from our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make our world. – Buddha
There’s no greater truth than we are what we think.
We become what we think.
We never become what we don’t believe we can.
What you think?
Be very careful with those thoughts in particular.