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Losses Are Pivotal To Wins [Personal Column]

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Credit to Drew Johnson and Chase Pray

For sports fans, there is no greater despair than your favorite team losing. They don’t show up in the big game. They choke a lead. They can’t hold on. It sucks. We’ve all been there. In my life, some of the most disappointing moments have come from a team that, in all reality, I have zero connection with. Many nights have been ruined over something I had zero control over. In the same respect, I have had some of my happiest times watching my team. When they finally do make the big play. They make a comeback. These emotional rollercoasters have also been all so pivotal to who I am as a person. The highs are great. The fun of a win streak can carry you through a tough week. When your team is winning, there isn’t a better feeling in the world. With all things though, it isn’t always easy. Teams don’t go undefeated every season. The highest high can become the lowest low very quickly. This is an important lesson. You can’t win every game. In the past, I have let losses tear me down. What I’ve learned is that a win has no value without the loss. If a team won every game, they would no meaning. The feeling you get when you lose fuels the winning fire. Along with fueling the fire, you learn the most from a loss. It’s hard to reflect when everything is going right. Some of the of the greatest gains stem off of the biggest losses. A loss opens your lens and truly allows you to grow. Now, whenever I am watching my team, I don’t let my emotions get the best of me. Sure, it’s easy to get carried away. There are definitely still times that I can overreact. The difference is when they lose, I know that the win is following suit. When they lose, they can get better.

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