Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Losing is Underrated

After quite a sabbatical, I'm back on the theme of competition and, for my money, one of the great benefits of competition that is not appreciated nearly enough is the benefit of losing. Having been a loser all my life, I've realized that there is a lot more to be gained by losing than winning. Think about it. Losers are learners. They are always looking for ways to improve and get better. There is always someone just a little better to shoot for that next goal and there is a wealth of feedback in the air from all those know-it-alls who can help you learn from your many mistakes. So, may all of us losers stick together knowing that we are actually in the driving seat for future stellar performance. Just be careful, loser friends, because if you apply all those lessons from learning you might just find yourself on the winning side someday and then all the problems start.