In the middle of a disastrous season for the Brooklyn Nets, new head coach, Jason Kidd recently said, “Well I think it is getting very close to just accepting losing. We are kind of getting comfortable with losing.”

You won’t win every game that you play.

You won’t get every job that you apply for.

You won’t close every sale that you make a pitch for.

And not every idea that you have will be successful.

There will be times when you won’t always perform to the best or your abilities, times when your opposition will be better and times when circumstances will go against you.

But whatever your situation is, you don’t have to accept losing.

Losing can easily become a habit and I’ve seen too many people slump their shoulders, become accustomed to finishing second or just give up.

My recommendation?

Whenever you lose:

  • Learn from the experience,
  • Keep your head up,
  • Take responsibility and don’t pass the buck,
  • Don’t be too hard on yourself,
  • Give credit where it’s due,
  • Ask experts for assistance,
  • Get better.

Just make sure that you never, ever accept losing.

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