The beautiful thing about failure is that one becomes aware of things that need improvement.
Missing a deadline (or a defect) at work allows you to take note of your mistakes and make changes (process, etc) to ensure that they do not happen again. Losing a game allows a team to regroup and focus on each players’ role. Learning from the failures allows one to become a better person and pushes a team to greater things.
Yet, no matter what people will tell you (or what I wrote), one thing’s for sure… losing sucks.
Those feelings of if-only-… and what-if-… lingers with you throughout the night, depriving you of much-needed rest. This is exactly what is happening to me now after our (Ruby Soho’s) first lost. If only I got there in time to take that offensive foul, what if we had used our bench better … and a lot of other things running on my mind.
But, like everything else in life, we need to move on… we need to look forward… we need to believe that the lessons we learned from those failures will push us to become a better team, one worthy of a championship.
Editor’s Note: I wrote this last Saturday after an overtime lost in the Village East Summer Basketball League.
Ryan’s top five talent themes are:
Relator, Arranger, Learner, Maximizer and Individualization.
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