I hate losing.
It’s not that I don’t like it, I actually hate it – with a passion. Are you in the same boat? Do you hate losing? I’m hoping you don’t like it!
I’ve come up with a way so that when it looks like I lose, I actually win.
In life, we can’t always get our desired outcome, it’s just the way it is. No matter what we want or how hard we try, we are always going to have something that goes the opposite way of what we want. We may have an affiliate marketing campaign lose money and not work, we may have an argument with a friend, we might not something we wanted, we might be stuck in a traffic jam and end up late or even missing out on something. There are so many things in life we cannot control.
One thing we can control (and probably one of the most important things) is our mindset and how we handle ourselves when things don’t go our way.
I am a big advocator of always learning. I try to learn new things everyday, I tried to read and learn daily.
One of the best ways (and most powerful) is to learn from our mistakes and to learn when things don’t go our way. This can be applied to almost every aspect of our lives, from our personal lives to our professional lives.
Here’s a real life example. This week I was late to an appointment, I thought I left with enough time, but due to construction and traffic, I was late. While some might get upset at this, I looked back and tried to learn from it. What could I do next time to avoid this? I could look up traffic patterns to see how fast and well traffic is moving, I could look up construction and avoid those routes, I could leave earlier, I could take a different route, I could book an appointment at a different time of the day.
Another great example would be failed campaigns for affiliate/internet marketing. If you have been involved with the industry at all – you will know that not all campaigns are successful. As much as we would like them all to be, it just doesn’t happen. For various reasons many just don’t work. When first starting out, people tend to strongly dislike this and try to force each one to be a winner, unfortunately that’s not how the industry works. Anyways, the most important thing is to learn from each campaign. Learn how to improve with each one and you will put yourself in a good position to succeed.
With the right mindset and outlook, even when things don’t go your way (some may call this losing), you will always gain from your experience, thus to me, you will always benefit and win from each scenario and you will never lose.