Losing gracefully: “Argh!! The conditions were horrible.”

"Tenacity" Dan Jansen by Mimi Stuart © Live the Life you Desire

“Tenacity” Dan Jansen by Mimi Stuart ©
Live the Life you Desire

So what I really meant was…

“I just wasn’t the fastest person today. I’m looking forward to the next race.”

It’s easy to shine when you win. But the test of true sportsmanship is how you react when you don’t win. Even when your complaints are legitimate, it’s best to keep your cool and focus on how fortunate you are to be able to participate and excel in your sport. Then you can learn from the experience and apply it to the next race.

by Alison Poulsen, PhD

Read “Sportsmanship: ‘That was a terrible call!’”

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