This past week my Spring tennis leagues started, and I was really excited. I’ve been playing a lot, taking a few lessons and working hard at improving some key skills.
And then — I promptly lost both matches. One pretty decisively and the other in as close a tie break as you can get. It was a frustrating start.
These two quick-succession losses got me thinking about the art of losing, and how it may be even more important to lose well than to win well (if anything, it’s certainly more difficult).
So, what does losing at losing versus winning at losing look like?
I can’t say that I completely won at losing this week — in one of the matches, I veered more to the left of this chart than I’d like to admit. But … in true winning at losing fashion, I’m going to give myself a break and take what lessons I can for next time. Because call me crazy, but something tells me this won’t be the last time I lose