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How do you handle winning and losing appropriately?

Are you a humble winner?

For those of you who are fans of the NFL, you probably saw the thrilling finish to the Falcons-Panthers game.  The penalty on DJ Moore after catching the (seemingly) game-winning touchdown with 23 seconds to go, got me thinking.  How should we handle winning and losing?  Moore was so emphatically celebrating his 62-yard touchdown, he took off his helmet, received a 15-yard penalty, and the ensuing go-ahead extra point was missed.  The Panthers then lost in OT.  In the #CJJblog this week, I give you three basic points to my success formula along with some additional thoughts on winning/losing appropriately.  Enjoy.

  • Three Points.  1) Play hard, 2) Play together (We > Me), and 3) Play Smart – DJ Moore certainly did not play smart.
  • Winning.  How do you handle it?  I always think about back in the old days, when Walter Payton would calmly hand the ball to the official after his touchdown runs, without celebration.  Are you someone who jeopardizes your team with your actions?  Or do you celebrate after the final whistle has blown and you cannot hurt your team?
  • Learn.  No matter the result (win or lose), you should always learn.  What did you do well?  What can you improve upon?
  • Losses.  Don’t get bitter, get better.
  • Status quo.  Don’t get too high after a win, or too low after a loss.
  • Celebration.  Give yourself a 24-hour rule to celebrate or sulk after the game.  Then, turn the page and onto the next one.

Did You Know?  Coach Jim Johnson spoke this week and shared his Leadership Presentation with the Women’s Basketball team at Roberts Wesleyan College here in Rochester, NY

Life Tip #45:  You never get a second chance to make a first impression

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