bybmg: Losing Wins

Losing Wins


That's what learning is, after all; not whether we lose the game, but how we lose and how we’ve changed because of it, and what we take away from it that we never had before, to apply to other games. Losing, in a curious way is winning.

― Richard Bach, The Bridge Across Forever: A True Love Story  

For professional development at work, we are reading a book about perseverance. The above quotation lead off one of the chapters, and it just hit me. There are so many life applications from this message.

For me...

1. Buying our first car - I learned that the next car shouldn't be the first they show us off the lot. I should also seek financing from our own bank and not just whatever the dealership throws at us. Our next car purchase was a win.

2. Buying our first home - We love our home and it's one we can totally afford, but have a great list of things we want in our second now that we have children. 

3. Teaching jobs - I'm in my third district and my fifth classroom since beginning teaching eight years ago. I have learned so much about myself and what sort of classroom I want. I think I finally found my sweet spot. No plans on looking elsewhere anytime soon.

What events in your life have been losing wins?

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