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Have you been obsessed with the Olympics? I am exhausted after staying up until 11pm every night this week, but I just cannot get enough of the games.

The gold medal finishes are so exciting. Who doesn’t love the flair and fun of Usain Bolt? The joy of the USA women’s soccer team? The tears from Misty and Kerri in beach volleyball?

But I am most fascinated by the reaction of those who do not win.

Losing sucks. Or does it?

Martha Beck, my friend and coaching mentor says:

“Your relationship is not supposed to be perfect all the time, your business is not supposed to do well all the time, your soufflés are not supposed to raise perfectly all the time. Everything is designed to go wrong so that you can gain the skills of rediscovering your tracks, even in ...


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