What to do when you can taste victory but instead get served defeat 


  1. You get up.
  2. You consider viewpoints other than your own.
  3. Consider the prize. On the surface it looks shiny, new and exciting— a wonderful panacea to solve all your problems.  But look deeper.  Maybe it wasn’t everything you elevated it to be.
  4. You’re the same person you were before you tried for the prize.  But now you have more experience from having gone through the process to try and achieve a goal.  You are a better person for at least having the courage to try.
  5. Reevaluate your goals and move forward.  
  6. Do an honest analysis of yourself.  This is similar to item #2.  Despite all the preparation you’ve taken to achieve a goal— there are always areas you can improve upon.
  7. People will always judge you.  Don’t let their negative assessment shape your outlook.

What to do when you can taste victory but instead get served defeat 

Notes:
About the photo:  This photo was taken from my favorite antique store in downtown McKinney, TX  The owners don’t mind that I take photos.  But I’ve also bought chairs from them and other items.  So it’s a fair trade!
Camera:  Canon G11
Date:  August 2013
Why this photo?  I think it would be dishonest to put a pretty little bow on the post without acknowledging the disappointment of defeat.  But this is part of life – and defeat makes you more resilient for the next round of challenges.

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