Tuesday, July 12, 2011

How You Think When You Lose

"How you think when you lose determines how long it will be until you win." 
-G.K. Chesterton

Throughout the last few months on this blog, I've talked a lot about cognitive distortions, how to challenge these, how our thoughts & feelings deeply affect behavior, and how our definitions of success and failure are crucial in our behaviors and attitudes. 

Here are a few of these posts:
When we lose at something in life, we have two choices. We can beat ourselves/the other person up, complain, and quit, OR we can learn from what went wrong, and create a game plan for the future. That is the choice that YOU and YOU ALONE have to make for yourself. I see people blaming a situation for years, and in the meantime they've missed out on a number of opportunities because of the way they were talking to themselves. Please don't cheat yourself in life. Do yourself a favor, and learn to fail better in life! You deserve it:)

How do you talk to yourself when you lose?
What is one thing you'd like to commit to in order to help yourself "fail better"?

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