How Losing Helps You Win

Yes, you read that right! Sometimes losing can really help you a lot. While you don’t want to set out to lose, and if it happens, it’s sometimes not a bad thing. Before you really start to think I’ve lost my mind here, let me explain!

I’m a big Green Bay Packers fan and watching them play this past season really helped me to see how losing can help you win. They had an amazing season. In fact, it was considered the best season in the history of the franchise. They were on top of their game all season, having winning streaks that left other teams in awe. But when it came time to the play-offs, they didn’t quite have what it took that got them there.

The Packers were out of the playoffs, losing to the New York Giants 37-20. And sure, I was disappointed, but there is some good that will come out of losing. When we win, we tend to get complacent. This not only happens to NFL teams who win, but it also happens to all of us in various aspects of our lives. If we win, we get complacent. But it’s what we do when we lose that makes up for not winning!

When we lose at something, we actually begin to re-focus. That re-focusing is important in helping us to learn how to win again. This is the same concept that you may be facing in your weight loss or fitness goals. Maybe you feel like it is something you lost at, and if that is the case, then it is time to re-focus. Take it as a designated time to re-think your plan of action and make sure you are doing everything you can to win the next time you give it a try.

Don’t beat yourself up over “losing” or slacking on your fitness routine or healthy eating habits. Instead, think about what you need to do to be more successful at it. Take that time to re-focus, so that you come out seeing clearly what needs to be done and how you will go about doing it.

Keep in mind throughout your quest for healthy living that sometimes when you lose it will help you to go and become a winner. And you will appreciate that win that much more! As for my Packers, they are still winners because they had a great season. Now they can re-focus, create a new plan of action for next year, and hopefully have an equally, if not better, season next year!