Spidey’s Serene Sunday – Part 116


“Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn.” – John Maxwell

What a great quote that Spidey found for me to muse upon this morning!

This speaks so much to me, especially after all the mindset training we have had at school recently.

It’s all about the way you look at things, isn’t it?

So you have all heard the old adage, ‘You win some you lose some.’

The initial quote by John Maxwell is a much more positive way of looking at a situation that didn’t quite work out.

Yes. There are times you lose.

But is losing really a bad thing?

Winning or succeeding is always going to be the goal we strive for, but seeing a situation not reach that goal doesn’t necessarily mean you have to see it as losing or a loss.

Whatever went wrong should be seen as a lesson learned. A way to improve for next time.

Not a negative thought, but a positive reaction to do better next time.

It’s not that we can’t do it, it’s more that we can’t do it yet.


That is one of the key words in fostering a growth mindset.

Yes there are things that we can’t do, but if we remain positive and open minded, seeing failures as learning opportunities then we know that we can’t do it yet.

One day we will get there!

So Peeps, enjoy your Sunday and embrace any opportunity to try that ‘thing’ you can’t do yet. Keep trying and you’ll get there!

46 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. susielindau
    May 08, 2017 @ 02:33:45

    I’m living through this right now only in the backwards order. Lose some, win some! After a horrid loss, we are about to travel for the month of June. Crazy… all about destiny and taking opportunities.

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  2. niicolee00
    May 07, 2017 @ 22:08:59

    You’re so inspirational! I hear this quote all the time, but have never given it much thought until now. Thanks for the thought-provoking post! 🙂


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  3. charlypriest
    May 07, 2017 @ 20:20:01

    You loose some you win some, not much to it.
    Can you give me a Batman Sunday?!!!!

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  4. Judy E Martin
    May 07, 2017 @ 18:50:38

    Spidey has come up with another cracker, Sis! As you say, we can often learn from when things don’t go according to plan. 🙂

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  5. syl65
    May 07, 2017 @ 17:04:26

    Great quote Sister! Always a lesson to be learned and to grow from. Have a peaceful evening!

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  6. Dom
    May 07, 2017 @ 12:00:45

    Great post Ritu!
    I need to paint a big YET and hang it in the kitchen so I can read it everyday!

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  7. April Munday
    May 07, 2017 @ 10:39:19

    Learning from failure is a much better idea than trying to avoid failure at all costs. It’s also less destructive.

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  8. thebeasley
    May 07, 2017 @ 10:24:27

    Nice. I like this. Definitely one to remember.

    Liked by 1 person


  9. robbiesinspiration
    May 07, 2017 @ 09:59:41

    Brilliant post, Ritu. There are words of real wisdom.

    Liked by 1 person


  10. Em Linthorpe
    May 07, 2017 @ 09:56:52

    This is lovely – Spidey talks a lot of sense!! ❤

    Liked by 1 person


  11. Erika Kind
    May 07, 2017 @ 09:40:18

    I love this quote. I prefer to say that we don’t fail but we make experiences. That way this quote speaks to me a lot. We win or we don’t win but we never lose. What we always make are experiences! We tend to judge what is good or bad but actually, everything simply is. Great quote, Sis!

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  12. willowdot21
    May 07, 2017 @ 09:10:27

    Wise words Sis , I totally agree, some you win some you learn has long been my mantra. 💜💜

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  13. Nina
    May 07, 2017 @ 07:21:22

    Didn’t know spidey meditates hehe…Love the quote- that’s really a positive way of looking at things. And you’re right…not getting there or having it does not mean losing…it only means we still have things to learn and we’ll get there eventually when we keep trying… I also like the “YET” insight. So very true!
    Wishing you and your family a serene and lovely Sunday! ☺

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  14. mihrank
    May 07, 2017 @ 06:30:36

    yes, this quote and post in the right time and day,,,wish you a wonderful week!

    Liked by 1 person


  15. bone&silver
    May 07, 2017 @ 06:17:22

    Love that pic 😊

    Liked by 1 person


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