“Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.” – John Wooden
If you can only find passion and love for what you’re doing in the outcome, you will find yourself more disappointed than not. You have to find that passion on the inside, not solely from external factors like winning or losing. We all want to win and succeed at what we’re doing, but sometimes we have to see success in the process and effort, because you can’t win all the time. Do you want to be the kind of person who can pull the good out of a loss, or the one who can only be happy if you achieve the desired outcome?
Game Plan: The way that you respond to a loss or setback influences not only your teammates or those look up to you, but also yourself. When you can learn to control your anger and emotions, being truly happy with the effort that you gave, that response becomes habitual and strengthens your character. When you give 100% effort, you can find peace of mind in the fact that you gave it everything you had.