“Sometimes, you get what you want. Other times, you get a lesson in patience, timing, alignment, empathy, compassion, faith, perseverance, resilience, humility, trust, meaning, awareness, resistance, purpose, clarity, grief, beauty, and life. Either way, you win.” ~ Brianna Wiest
I saw this quote today on my Instagram feed and couldn’t agree more. Whatever happens in our lives, we don’t always come out on top. But, the more you think about it, we actually do always come out as winners (in some way or another), but we might not be ‘winning’ at what we expect to be winning at. There are several sayings that follow the same philosophy of this quote that speak about how we learn a lot from failing. This is very true because through lost and failure, we grow. After all, some emotions like resilience and perseverance, for example, cannot be fully experienced without struggle and challenges.
So, when you think you’ve lost, take a step back and reconsider what happened. You might not realize it right away, but you probably learned something from that experience and came out stronger in the long run.