Life has taught me this one thing – that just because you lose today, it doesn’t mean that you’re destined to lose tomorrow. Sunshine alwaysfollows rainfall; light always pierces the darkness, and winter is always transformed into spring.
But at the same time I know howit feels to be caught in the depthsof despair, where the light comingtowards you is not your salvationbut rather a freight train heading in your direction.
To fail doesn’t mean you’re a failure!!!
All it means is that you’ve been handed another great opportunity to learn a lesson and develop a deeper levelof character formation in the process.
Failure is not final if you start to understand that it is simply atemporary defeat.So don’t be deceived by defeat, for so many have been destroyed when defeat hastouched their lives and they have allowed themselves to think that this temporaryfailure was in fact final. Wrong.
All they needed to do wasrealize that while ever therewas breath in their body thatthere was always hope. Forwherever there is hope there is always a way forward.
So what should you do if you find yourself in the midst of a temporary defeat? Here are four suggestions that will help you to rise up andsuccessfully navigate through and over your bump in the road called life.
Tip # 1 : Recognize that defeat is temporaryThree possibilities – a win, a draw or a defeat. A win was fantastic. A draw was disappointing, but adefeat was devastating. Simply dusted ourselves off, practiced a bit harder throughout the followingweek, and then turned up for the next game with a better game-plan in place. Respond to defeat inyour own life in the same manner, and you’ll win more games than you lose with positive attitude.
Tip # 2 : Be inspired by reading the stories of others who faceddefeat and still achieved success.Whenever I take a hit – and life does have a habit of supplying a few of those along the way - Itake out that positive book, recording or movie that replays the stories of those who have facedinsurmountable opposition or setbacks, and yet overcame all the way to victory. It’s not too longbefore I rise up once again shouting, ‘If they did it, then so can I!’
Tip # 3 : Ask yourself the question, ‘What can I learnfrom this defeat?’Success has only taught me one thing in life – and that is to be humble. Failure, on the otherhand, has taught me to ask the question, ‘What can I learn from this defeat?’ For there is a seedthat you can draw from every setback, so make sure that you plant it firmly in your heart.
Tip # 4 : Dust yourself off and get up and go again.So bite the dust. Spit it out. Stand up to face your foe, and go again. Grit your teethand press on. Success is not for the faint-hearted. It’s for those who, no matter howmany times they bite the dust, will rise up from the ashes of defeat.
These mighty ones are those who know for a fact that defeat is temporary and that failure is not permanent. So why don’t you share what defeat you have, or are about to, overcome today?
Defeat is temporary, andfailure is not permanent ifyou face these events witha positive mental attitude. Thank You Very Much Sompong Yusoontorn