The Agony of Defeat
The agony of defeat
How many times have we suffered from defeat? Again, and again, sports fans agonize over their team’s loss of a game.
For those of us who were rooting for the Kansas City Chiefs to win their second Super Bowl in a row, there was a period of sorrow when they lost.
We actually deal with this emotional sense of defeat over and over in our lives. We allow ourselves to get ahead in time and imagine the joy and bliss of victory and that makes the disappointment of the loss even harder to take.
The lesson is not to not hope, but to remember…the future is always unknown in life. Getting ahead of real-time is usually asking for trouble.
There is no future except in the mind. At the end of the game, and the day, the only reality is right now.