Sunday Snippet: Christy Clark

“You learn more from your losses than you do from your wins.”

Charlie Sheen might be telling us about the importance of “winning” these last few days, but ironically enough, that wasn’t exactly what was on the mind of Christy Clark when she was interviewed last week.

She did go on to win the ballot and become the new leader of the BC Liberal Party (and by extension, also the interim Premier of British Columbia). However, she has also lost in other elections in the past, like the Vancouver mayoral nomination with the NPA in 2005.

As such, in an interview a couple hours before the official announcement at the Liberal convention last weekend, she gave the words quoted above. I guess she did learn from past experience.

This is a reminder of why life has to be hard. It’s not about the number of times you fall down. It’s not about the number of times you fail. Instead, it’s much more about what you learn from those experiences so that you can avoid making the same mistakes in the future.

This goes well beyond just the realm of politics, applying to just about everything that we do. Don’t let the losses get you down. Use them to your advantage and you’ll continue “winning” at life.