win or learn

During my workout this morning, I have a great song on my playlist.  For some reason, it resonated with me more today than most days – maybe it’s because I feel it’s time for me to find things to stretch myself and step out of my comfort zone.

I think it’s a sign, since I listed to Brian Johnson’s +1 note/video yesterday titled, Win or Learn: Three Questions to Ask after a Disappointing Performance (https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/win-or-learn/ – must be a member of optimize.me to watch).  The three questions are:

  1. What did I do well?
  2. What did I learn?
  3. How will I get better?

Try it in your own life and see if it works.

So, here’s the song:

“Jason Gray: Learning” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGWi6KynB8s

And here are the lyrics:

I know that fear is a liar
A thief breaking into my heart
He tries to steal all my fire
And shut me down before I even start, yeah

I know I can take it everyday
If there’s a way you will make it
I won’t be afraid
‘Cause I’ll be like

Hey yeah
Whatever comes my way
I’m not turning back
Hey yeah
I know your love won’t leave
So I won’t worry ’cause
If I fall I win every time I get up again
Hey yeah
‘Cause I can’t lose, if I keep learning
I’m learning, learning (yeah)
I’m learning, learning

Let them shout from the bleachers
Every time I don’t get it right (ooh yeah)
I know my failure is my teacher
And I’m still here in the fight (yeah)

I know I can take it everyday
If there’s a way you will make it
I won’t be afraid
‘Cause I’ll be like

Hey yeah
Whatever comes my way
I’m not turning back
Hey yeah
I know your love won’t leave
So I won’t worry ’cause
If I fall I win every time I get up again
Hey yeah
‘Cause I can’t lose, if I keep learning
I’m learning, learning (yeah)
I’m learning, learning

I know I can take it everyday
If there’s a way you will make it
I won’t be afraid
I know I can take it everyday
If there’s a way you will make it
I won’t be afraid

Hey yeah
Whatever comes my way
I’m not turning back
Hey yeah
I know your love won’t leave
So I won’t worry ’cause
If I fall I win every time I get up again
Hey yeah
‘Cause I can’t lose, if I keep learning
I’m learning, learning (yeah)
I’m learning, learning (learning)

I know I can take it everyday
If there’s a way you will make it
I won’t be afraid (I’m always learning, yeah)

So, don’t think win or lose or don’t think failure, think WIN or LEARN!  Much better frame, don’t you think?

2 thoughts on “win or learn

  1. Something that I’ve made a practice when ever I feel stuck in any situation is asking myself, “What is this experience supposed to be teaching me?” When I take a step back, and ask myself this, I typically find what I need to keep pressing on…

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