I lost another tennis match today. That makes all four of my singles matches this season. It was close, but I lost. And not because she was better than me. It's because I'm getting a loser complex and I didn't start going for it until well into the second set.
I'm a pathetic chicken.
Okay, I know, that's no way to think. Time to look on the bright side, yet again.
“What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise” -Oscar Wilde
“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” -Arnold Schwarzegegger
“Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength.” Anonymous
“Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow.” - Mary Anne Radmacher
“Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.” - George E. Woodberry
I'm not going to lie. I'm really bummed, and I feel like I'm letting my team down.
My only saving grace is that I'm one of the only people on the team who agreed to play singles. Most people are afraid of singles, because it's hard, physically and emotionally. You're all alone out there and there is a ton of pressure. I'm not going to give up. Although I kind of want to.