Have you ever felt like you are always the second in everything or in the thing that you would like you to be a champion? Being a runner-up makes you feel like a loser? You are not the only one. Change your point of view of being a runner-up and it will make you be a champion.
As a tennis player being a runner-up in an important tournaments and competitions made me feel good in the begining because you reached so far in the competition but, after losing a lot of finals it made me feel like a first loser. It’s like happiness and sadness at the same time. Also, it depends on the point of view of every person because for me its more sadnes than hapiness but for conformist people its more happiness than sadness.
Once, I lost four consecutive finals and I wanted to give up and stop competing. It doesn’t matter how good the other playersare, when you lose a final its like having something that you really want almost in your hands and then it’s taken away.
When I arrived here in Mcpherson college I knew I was far from my best tennis level, so I thought that probably someone was going to be better than me. Surprisingly, non was better than me, only one player was in my level. Because I’m a freshmen, coach wants me to play numer two and it makes me feel like a runner-up. Therefore, I had to change my point of view of being a runner-up, from being the first loser to in order to be a champion first you need to be a runner-up and overcome it.
Therefore, I don’t want to think like a loser but as a future number one. Also, I can still be freshmen of the year and It won’t be a second place anymore.