” I don’t believe there is such a thing as a “bad race” for me, unless the experience fails to inspire, direct, and guide me to my next goal.”
Or, insert bad_______(whatever) that didn’t go as planned, whether it be a sales presentation, an athletic event, musical debut, asking that new person out on a date, or you name it.
Ryan Hall had just DNF’d his first marathon ever, and it was at the Olympics. His perspective is not just pie-in-the-sky optimism. All of us can learn from a mistake, or a perceived failure if we simply step back, take a moment, detach our emotions from the event, and objectively critique our performance. A negative experience you learn and grow from should be considered a stepping stone toward reaching the goal. It can be a simple as that.
Read Ryan’s story HERE.