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Defeat is a part of any sporting event. Still, it's something that many athletes aren't prepared to deal with. To some point, it's understandable: you dedicate time, effort, and money to something, only to be disappointed by the results. Even so, it's important to be better prepared for defeat. To that end, the following post will share some tips on the matter.

How to Deal with Defeat

  1. First of all, you need to understand that losing is a possibility. It doesn't matter how prepared you are, you need to know that you could lose. Preparing for said possibility will help you deal with it more healthily.
  2. If you do end up losing, you need to practice being a good sport. Don't get angry at your teammates, at yourself, or at the other players/contenders. If defeat happens, accept it gracefully.
  3. This can be an incredibly frustrating occurrence, which is why you should talk about it with your teammates, friends, coach, family, and more. Letting those feelings out can help you feel calmer.
  4. At the end of the day, losing in an athletic event is a learning experience. It's during this time that you can start to analyze what you could improve and change your strategy so you can become better.
  5. Finally, you can use defeat as motivation. Now that you know how it feels to lose, you can use that as the driver that keeps you going and makes you train even harder and smarter.

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