You Have to Lose in Order to Win

January 02, 2023 2 min read

Andy sitting down

Losing is an essential element to becoming successful in life.

The longer you avoid it...

The longer you'll keep yourself from becoming great.

Losing is supposed to suck.

It's supposed to hurt.

It's supposed to make you angry.

But above all else, it's supposed to help you evaluate your plan and execution so you can make the adjustments necessary to win long-term.

I can't even tell you how many times I've lost...

It's far too many times to keep track.

But none of the great shit I've been able to accomplish in my life would have ever been possible without my losses.

I truly believe that the value of losing is greatly under-appreciated...

Especially in today's society.

Our youth is raised to believe that as long as they show up...

They're going to win.

But the REAL world doesn't give anybody a fucking trophy just for participating.

The real world deals in wins and losses.

If you want the trophy (the career, the house, the family, the lifestyle)...

You have to fucking WIN.

Imagine being taught anything else...

It doesn't make any fucking sense.

I won't stand for it and neither should you.

When you remove losing...

You remove the lesson.

When you remove the lesson...

You remove the opportunity to improve.

When you remove the opportunity to improve...

You remove the skills it actually takes to win.

Shouldn't we be teaching the next generation to be gracious in their defeat?

Shouldn't we be teaching the next generation how to extract the lessons from their losses?

Shouldn't we be teaching the next generation that if they want to win, they have to become undeniably great?

Like it or not...

It's the right thing to do.

Losing will teach you a lot more about winning than winning ever will.

Trust me.

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