For the life of me I’ve been trying to think of something satisfying about being dissapointed. So I hit the books (internet) and found a bevy of quotes that are suppose to make me feel better.
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
“Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”
“Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail…”
“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.”
Did I feel better? A little. I’m a competitive person, thus I play league tennis. I’ve loss before, but I felt this time I could have done more…could have been better…should have acted on a strategy and not having done so we loss our match in a third set tie break. My coach was kind, but I could see on his face that he also felt I should have done more. No excesses, but it was hot as hell…It’s October for heaven’s sake! Ninety-three degree temperatures with no breeze are unbearable, especially after a week or more of temps in the seventies. Yes, I’ve been bummed, lie in bed bummed, trying to convince myself that although I loss, this was a great experience. Then at 3 this morning, after finding the above quotes, it hit me. I’m going to be a better player, a smarter player for having had this loss and the way it all played out has made me stronger. TJ said it best, “…never to have tried…” I know many people who sit around bitch, moan and complain about any and everything. Yet, all they do is sit. You have to be pro active in order to achieve….