The same applies in the theatre we know as the courtroom. To be a successful trial lawyer you can't be paralyzed at the thought of losing. I had a prominent criminal defense attorney tell me one time that in order to be your very best, you have to be willing to lose big. Only if you're willing to lose big will you be able to cast aside your inhibitions and self-doubts and put everything into the fight.
Monday, August 24, 2009
To win, you must not be afraid to lose
This week noted chess columnist Shelby Lyman writes about his amazement that United States chess champion, 21-year-old Hikaru Nakamura, is not afraid of losing. Mr. Lyman argues that is one of the traits that makes him a champion. He writes that one loss doesn't have a negative impact on skilled performers because they realize there's always tomorrow.