Motivational Power Quote
What is Defeat?
“What is defeat? Nothing but education,
nothing but the first step to something better.”
Wendell Phillips, 1811 – 1884 Lawyer
As I see it . . . . . . .
What is defeat?
A defeat is in the eye of person who is experiencing the setback and is seen through their attitude.
One thing for sure if you’re out there making an effort to succeed you will run into obstacles have your fair share of challenges and you will experience setbacks.
Some of the things we encounter will be blips on the radar screen while others will test our endurance and our values.
A defeat is acknowledging the fact that we have given our best affords and we were able not produced the desired outcome. We may have ran out of time or resources to continue, but we have made our best affords.
A good example of a defeat is when we look at the Super Bowl one team becomes the Super Bowl Champion and the other team loses the game.
A football team looks at the game through a difference prism. They realize that they have given their best and they ran out of time. The losing team that has the attitude of a winner starts the next season with a mission.
At the start of the new season their mission is to play in the Super Bowl and not to run out of time.
What is defeat? It’s an event that offers a life lesson. The lesson can be used to prevent the situation from occurring again or to change the outcome if you’re put into the same situation in the future.
What is defeat? Above all it’s a temporary condition and a setback how we respond to the condition comes from our attitude. We can approach the condition to find the best way to work through it and to put it behind us and start anew. Or we can let the condition control us.
©2012 Lou Ludwig, Sales and Management Consultant, Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author