“The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.” – Ingersoll
You learn more from defeat and loses than from victories. There’s no denying that. When you experience defeat in whatever area you are working, do not let your emotions get the best of you. It’s vital to keep a clear head when you don’t come out on top and take as much away from the situation as you can. Figure out where you excelled and where you need to improve. What were your weaknesses and how can you work on them? Develop a plan to create strength where there is weakness without letting your strengths atrophy. Fill in the holes in your performance and come back more prepare.
In this manner loses are actually much more beneficial than victories. All a victory teaches you is that you were the best at one thing at one particular time under on particular set of circumstances. A loss is much more revealing and quite beneficial to your training. Fear not the loss!
Enjoy the WOD today all of you CFers! I’m taking it easy!