We typically love to look at life in terms of contrast. Good or Bad. Up or Down. Open or Closed. Right or Left. Black or White. it is easy to see that many of these words come with "baggage" and can mean very different things to different people. We may think we "know" what the words mean but truly, we only know what the word means to us. And how we define these words for ourselves will often dictate how we maneuver through life. For example, the opposite (contrast) to "sad" is not "happy". The reason we are not happy is because our situation does not meet our expectation or standard. Thus, the opposite isn't "happy" but "GRATITUDE". When we are grateful and thankful for our life and what we have, it is more difficult to be sad. Likewise, we look at life in terms of "winning" or "losing" or "success" or "failure". What if we instead look at life as "success" or "learning opportunity" and we look at the contrast to "winning" as "not winning this time". The new definition helps to accurately set the proper mindset for growth and improvement. "Sometimes you learn more from losing than winning. Losing forces you to reexamine." Pat Summitt
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