Winning & Losing – Lessons from US Election

us-electionHmmmn, so much has been said about the US elections. I’d say it was one election that we followed closely in my family. There was always one scandal breaking at any given time.
Everyone had their favorite candidate and I must say that I really wanted Hilary Clinton to win. Well, for one thing, she is a woman, so it would have been nice to have her represent us the women folk.
I felt terrible that she didn’t win but i did take away a few lesson i would like to share

Losing
* Whether things turn out the way you want or not- there is always a lesson to take away from an experience. So don’t be too gloomy to miss out on the take away lesson that will eventually make you a better person.
* You can lose gallantly. Attitude is everything even when it is painful. Sure losing is painful just like it was for Hilary and all of us who wanted her to win but i must say that i admire her response to the matter at least on camera. I mean she is human as well… Her receding speech sent a strong mesage to me:
…This is painful and it will be for a long time. But I want you to remember this: Our campaign was never about one person or even on election…it was about about a country we love.

And I love this one:

…To all the little girls who  are watching this, never doubt that you a valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your dreams.

Sometimes you win even when you lose- Attitude is key

Winning
This Bible verse comes to mind: I have seen something else under the sun: The race is not to the swift or the battle to the strong… Time and chance happens to them all. Ecclesiastes 9:11

So sometimes the “Unqualified” according to human existing standards get to occupy a position.

The lessons:
* Never underestimate anyone; never write off anyone.
* Don’t hang your nose looking down on others
* When you do win remember that it doesn’t end with winning. What you do with your win is what would matter most in time.
* Winning means – so much more is required of you.
* Winning is an opportunity. What you do with the opportunity is much more important than the title or position.

Don’t be too gloomy to miss out on the take away lesson that will eventually make you a better person.

Photo Credit: PeteLinforth

Adebisi Adetunji (C)

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2 thoughts on “Winning & Losing – Lessons from US Election

  1. I’m not American, but I was also upset at the outcome of the election. The USA is such a powerful country that whatever happens there has consequences for the entire world. I liked what Hillary said in her speech. I think this is a moment of great challenge for the American people, I hope they rise to the occasion.

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