Rebounding From Defeat

By Cheval John

Photo courtesy of Stuart Miles

Photo courtesy of Stuart Miles

A person will experience a defeat at one point in their lives.

When they do experience the defeat, they have two choices: stay down or get back up.

If you stay down, you will be sending a message that the adversity is too much for you to overcome.

It might be easy because you do not have to try again to fulfill your dreams of being successful to make a difference in the world.

However, you will end up feeling regret because you chose to wallow in your defeat.

On the other hand, when you get back up and try again, you will be a step closer to fulfilling your goals.

You will see your momentary defeats or setbacks as life lessons that will help you to avoid making the mistakes that led to your defeat.

For example, the Sam Houston State Bearkats team suffered their first ever defeat in Southland Conference (SLC) action against arch-rival Stephen F. Austin on their home court at Johnson Coliseum on January 24th.

The Bearkats could have decided to feel sorry for themselves because of their loss to the undefeated (SLC) conference leaders.

Instead, they regrouped and strung together three straight wins including the 79-50 win against Lamar to remain in second place in the SLC with a 9-1 record (17-5 overall).

So if you get knocked down by defeat, get back up.

Because you will inspire others to keep on chasing their dreams to make the world a better place.

About Cheval John

Cheval John is the Founder and CEO of Vallano Media, LLC, a marketing agency which helps small to mid-sized businesses use social media correctly to build a loyal following and in the process become more profitable.

Cheval is also the host of “What’s The Word?” a podcast about finding out what inspires people to choose their respective careers and how social media impacted their lives and business.

He is the author of two books including the Amazon Best-Seller, “8 Lessons Every Podcaster Needs To Learn.”

He has spoken at Social Media Week Lima in Ohio and at Social Media Day Houston 2017 about topics around live streaming and podcasting.

Cheval has been featured in media outlets like Ebony Magazine and was named a Houston Top 25 Social Media Power Influencer in 2016 and 2017.

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