Defeat as a Prelude to Victory

Losing is a good reason to believe you’re a loser. Losing as a habit can set up a condition that expects it every time out. 

This is not always the case. There are opportunities for patterns of losing to be the prelude to victory. That requires a determination to approach the next game better equipped from the last experience and maintaining hope, confidence and belief even against overwhelming odds. 

The equanimity to not get too downhearted by defeat will also allow for an appropriate appreciation of victory when it happens. Seeing every new opportunity as the chance for victory as we learn from the defeats never let’s the head stay down. It keeps the head up and never be too downcast. There are brighter days ahead. As long as there is the desire, the focus and the trust it makes the effort worthwhile. 

At times it requires encouraging the self, but that’s a great exercise in developing good character that will bear good fruit in other areas of life. 

For His Name’s Sake 


C. L. J. Dryden 


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