I’ve succeeded at some things in my life, and, when I look back at my wins, they never really resonated with me.
It is the process it took to win those awards or trophies I think of.
When I look back on it, I remember the early mornings, the long, dark nights. I remember the work and suffering I put in.
I don’t recall the details of the trophy presentation. I remember the feeling of how hard it was and how much the little, daily wins meant to me. How much they fueled my confidence for the next day.
I don’t believe we learn very much from winning. But, losses and failure, if used properly, will play significant roles in making us better and bringing us one step closer to being great.
Embrace the pain from losses. They are the fuel to our greatness.