Look beyond your loss

Look beyond your loss

By Jean Ricot Dormeus
A few months ago, while enjoying a breezy Sunday morning, I played one tennis set with an opponent known for his consistency. I lost the first game for no apparent reason. The loss disturbed me and kept me thinking as the set progressed. While I lingered in this frame of mind, my opponent took advantage and was leading 4 games to one at some point. Then I decided to let go of my losses, regain my focus, and guess what? I captured 5 games in a row to win the set. 

We all face situations of loss at some point in our life. Are you bogged down in a loss rut? Stop wasting precious energy and time. Your loss is likely to consume your attention and become a source of distraction in your life. Your capacity to deliver great results might diminish as you experience fear, sadness or anger. The time you take to perform simple tasks may extend and you risk to engage in self-doubt. Lingering on your loss works as a trap.

Prompt recovery from losses offers a bridge to experience, growth and resilience. All the more reason to look beyond the somber occurrences. Sunlight comes after the darkness of the night, fair weather after the storm and Sunday resurrection after Friday crucifixion. This life cycle offers hope and empowers you to press on toward your dreams and goals.

No matter how good you are in life or in our field, you will incur loss. Likewise, no matter how devastating your losses, you can bounce back as long as you embrace hope. Instead of dwelling on yesterday’s loss, focus on today’s opportunities and tomorrow’s promise. This change in focus opens up the way to success and great achievements. Therefore, look promptly beyond your loss.

Jean Ricot Dormeus

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“To concede defeat when you are entrusted with a mission amounts to jeopardizing the utility and quality of the rest of your life. Is it worth it?”

Jean Ricot Dormeus, Land of Dormant Dreams – A Walk into the Future, p. 61