We didn’t make it to the finals this time which was a shame but I have to say for representing Bollywood, a dance form that isn’t very common here, we did pretty well. The only dance groups that made it through were all African so that’s to be expected. The audience and the organisers were great and that made it very worth it. I was also happy we got so far with 2 of our dancers missing, Steph and Blossom were phenomenal in having to learn new formations to adjust to 3 dancers, not an easy task.
I find I’m not a good loser. I don’t rant and rave, get upset or obviously make a big deal of it but I do mentally berate myself for days after not winning or succeeding at something that way I would like to. I replay every detail, try to find the faults and angles of what went wrong. I’m trying not to do that so much. It’s great to learn from mistakes and try to get positive criticism to grow from as an artist but there are also some facts that every competition is different. What some people love is not as appreciated by others.
I love watching shows like ‘Americal Idol’ or ‘Britains got Talent’ but I don’t always agree with the judges’ selections. So sometimes it’s just hit or miss and you can’t let it derail you. Granted, if no one ever seems to think you’re very good at something that should probably serve as a heads up that you shouldn’t quit your day job and maybe stick to some things as a hobby. However, if the majority love what you do and you see positive reactions then go for it and try not to beat yourself up about it. Just add it to your list of experiences that serve to make you even better. 🙂
Here are some great quotes I love on what makes a winner:
“History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats.”
— B.C. Forbes
Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.
“The minute you start talking about what you are going to do if you lose, you have lost.”
— George Shultz
Sometimes a winner is just a dreamer who never gave up.
“Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure…than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.”
— Theodore Roosevelt
“It’s easy to have faith in yourself and discipline when you’re a winner, when you’re Number 1. What you’ve got to have is faith and discipline when you are not yet a winner.”
— Vince Lombardi