Initial setbacks, narrowly missed achievement awards, can provide the fuel necessary to live and lead a more successful and award-winning life’.
Annie Vernon won the gold in 2010 Olympics
Annie Vernon rowed for Britain in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The team featuring the Vernon, were just to win the gold but were beaten by a close margin. Vernon said that she was initially disappointed but went on to win the gold in the 2010 Olympics. The narrow loss, triggered the power plug to provide the spark necessary to win the top slot.
Initial losses and setbacks can be described as a tool of natural selection in many ways. Children who lose their parents, below the age of 20, have proved more effective and successful in combating and handling pressures to beat the best in the business.
Sportsmen who miss the top podium spot live a successful, longer and healthier lives.
People who experienced near-win and near-miss like scenarios have a greater chance of winning laurels in their lives. Children born with a golden spoon in their mouth, find it difficult to cope with the stress and strains of the world.
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