The hard truth about success (or learning to lose gracefully)


No one likes to lose. No one likes to come last, or 5th, 4th, or even 3rd or second. We all like to win! Losers have more fun than winner’s said nobody ever! 

It sucks to lose! It sucks to do bad in life. It makes us feel like failures. But, Sometimes it’s good to lose! Sometimes it’s needed. Because sometimes it gives us the wake up call that we know had to come sooner or later. 

Life isn’t always fair. In fact, life is pretty darn unfair in many cases. As humans its difficult to accept this. Because no one wants to admit that they could have, should have, would have  studied harder, worked harder, practiced harder (insert scenario here). 

The hard truth is: 

  • What you put in you get out. 
  • Hard work pays off. 
  • Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard. 
  • Nothing worth having comes easy.
  • Suffer the pain of discipline or suffer the pain of regret . 
  • The expert in anything was once a beginner. 

What other clichés can I add? Don’t these common quotes just get you thinking?
Upon being asked why she dances one of our super wise and highly talented young 12 year old dancers said; 

“I dance because I was never good at anything. I was never good at dance either. But dancing is something you can work on. Dancing is something you can practice.” 

This little girl is an inspiration to me and there are so many other dancers that can learn from what she has said. 

Much like in dance, you cannot expect to do well in business or in life without putting in the hard work and without some blood, sweat, and tears. 

It’s important to learn as early as possible in life that you need to work hard to gain what you really deserve. Successful people, no matter their field, are not that way by accident. People don’t fall with their arses in butter. People get where they are through hard work, dedication, and more hard work. 

That rich business man, that super flexible girl, that highly talented performer, the ones that always walk away with everything. They worked so hard to get there and you can too! 

Teachers give you the tools to get there but you need to use the tools you are given. Once you do this you will realize you can achieve so much more than you ever thought possible.

You truly can do anything that you set your mind to but you will have to work for it. And you will have to work harder than you ever thought you would have to. But you can! 

She believed she could. She did. 


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