Wednesday, November 24, 2010


You will lose.  Everyone does at some point.

Read that again, and sit with it a minute.

No matter how amazing, how perfect, how many times you've done something before.  At some point, you will lose.  The question is, what do you do then?

Do you focus on loss, on how bad or evil or wrong it was?  Do you spend time creating animosity and plotting revenge against some outside evil (real or imagined)?  Or, perhaps worse, do you internalize how awful you are?

Or, on losing, do you focus on your strengths, seek to discover what went wrong, learn from it and move on?  If you can find a way to do that, you will emerge stronger, better and healthier.  You will be future-focused, looking to what you can do better and how you can adjust to win next time.

So, what will you do next time you lose?

PS: This is part of a series of blogs about Seth Godin's Linchpin that I'm doing in conjunction with a Twitter-friend, Chett.  Check our her blog for more insights!

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