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Losing is a part of winning. Is it not?

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You are asking: how can losing be a part of winning?

The response is: anyone who tries only to win and never to lose, could really never win.

Can you tell someone: “Learn how to ride a bicycle, but never fall off of it?” We would not expect someone to ride a bicycle without falling at least a few times and getting little cuts and bruises.

How can we then expect to attain success without failing? To be a winner without ever losing?

You know that Thomas Edison failed many many times before he was successful in his light bulb project. Did he stop after every time he failed? No! On the contrary. The way he looked at it was that each time he failed, he was essentially one step closer to success because he had eliminated one way that did not work!

I knew the concept before, but never consciously applied it. I decided to give it a conscious shot.

Then came all the butterflies, the uncertainty, the fear of the unknown, all the ifs and buts–all fancy words for my fear of failure.

My coach always says that whenever you feel tingly nervous feelings (butterflies) in your stomach before doing something new, know that you must be doing something amazing and extraordinary.

I realized that the more amount of uncertainty I can comfortably live with, the closer I am to winning and the quality of my life becomes remarkably better. The more rejection and failure I can courageously face, the faster my speed of success is.

Success was always for the brave souls who–throughout history–made friends with uncertainty, rejection, and failure.

The very last two lines of our Martial Arts creed says:

Winners are not quitters and quitters are not winners.
I choose to be a winner.

When you think your body can’t take it anymore, but you persist, that’s when the winner in you comes out and shines.

Sadly, most people quit when they are on the verge of winning. I admit that it’s not easy. But if others can persist until they win, so can I.

And so can you.

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  1. Nahyan
    April 7 at 6:15 PM

    This paragraph is awesome

    “the more amount of uncertainty I can comfortably live with, the closer I am to winning…the more rejection and failure I can courageously face, the faster my speed of success is.”

  2. thestruggle4akhirah
    July 27 at 3:14 AM

    I think I might have done that before..quit just before the finish line…

    Need to ponder this one more…..

  3. Haneefah
    August 11 at 3:29 PM

    Wow. Masha’Allah!

    I read your blog at a very good time! alHamdulillah. Done my soul much good.

    Jazzak’Allahu Khaire.

    ‘Alaikum as-Salam.

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