Finding the “win” inside every loss

Posted Posted in Phil Towle

Taking advantage of things going wrong…
Is excavating the “win” that exists inside of every “loss!”

Beauty and the Beast. Photo by Giovana Medeiros @ Flickr Creative Commons

Clearly I cannot find that win…
If I am so upset with losing…
That I choose not to see whatever positives…
Lie within the wreckage of my failing…It is later on, looking back,
When I’ve extracted gratitude from my so called negative times…
That I begin to accept what is actually good about my bad…!
By acknowledging that my ostensible “losses,”
Are only good or bad according to my personal take on them…!
My predisposition to predetermined outcomes!

But, what if what I pronounce as disappointing…
Is truly but a collection of outcomes that just didn’t go my way?
And, my adversity thus created by MY expectations unfulfilled?
Either way, why should I resist, retreat and even resent?
When there is a guaranteed “win” lurking in my next melodrama…
Waiting for me to own up…
So that I can claim my reward…
Perhaps winning is always present!
The simple act…of seeking positivity in every blessed life event…
In which case, the undeniable truth is…
There can never be ANY real, & most certainly, permanent loss!

Originally published at PhilTowle.com. Cross-posted with permission from the author.

Phil Towle is an internationally acknowledged ‘Performance Coach” who mentors excellence in sport, entertainment and business…  Find more of his creativity and guidance at philtowle.com…

 

Joan of Arc sculpture, c.1874, by Emmanuel Frémiet, at Philadelphia Museum of Art

The whistleblower’s “ultimate” battle

Posted Posted in Phil Towle, strategies

“In tribute to those who sustain our truth under threat of losing their lives for our morality!”

 

Each of us carries our own “whistle…”
It’s called “conscience…”
Its purpose: to regulate our own morality…
Yes, we do know what is right, what is wrong…
And, we definitely know the difference…
Yet, employing a plethora of worthless excuses,
We humans freely compromise our conscience…

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