How to be a graceful loser

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 4:40 pm
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Losing is a natural part of life. You may have been pipped to the post by your team mate in the cross country finals, lost out in the annual family game of monopoly or missed out in the final 10 on Australia’s Got Talent with your reenactment of Oscar the Grouch. It hurts to lose, but what is the correct way to ‘lose’ at something?

An emotional Roger Federer after losing in five sets to Rafael  Nadal. losing 3

Athletes are well trained in the art of losing and build mental toughness from defeat

Christine was joined by Monica O’Neil from Vose Seminary to discuss the art of losing. Monica admits that the lessons learnt in defeat are often a catalyst for future success.

Podcast: Monica O’Neil – The art of losing

“There is another day, there may be even another activity in life for you. What you just lost in is most likely not the end of life as you know it.” says Monica.

“As parents and mentors, we should let our kids see us be bad at stuff, let them see us lose and to model being acknowledging of other peoples strength and success.”

 

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