What People Teach Us: How Trump and Solo Lose (Even More) Face When Losing

Lessons in leadership, character and integrity are everywhere. Keep an eye out for them.

We can learn from the good and positive, as well as the bad and negative. We can learn from others’ examples in order to learn both what to do and what to avoid.

We need look no further than Donald Trump and Hope Solo to see how someone’s character sours their own appeal, perception and message to worldwide audiences (even more). Trump has been known to name-call and disrespect anyone who’s ever disagreed with him and Solo is known for being the caustic puzzle piece on the U.S. Women’s Soccer team.

But lately, their words are picking up steam — his while his losing margin grows in the polls against Hillary Clinton for the U.S. Presidency and hers on the most global of stages at the Rio Olympic Games by calling the team that eliminated her team as “cowards.”

A basic lesson in life is that it’s not THAT you lose, but HOW you lose that impacts the level of respect, honor and admiration anyone might have for you.

What does someone, in this day and age, still get or achieve from name-calling?

Doesn’t this only appeal to, and impress, the lowest-common-denominator of an audience?

And beyond the poor and embarrassing example they set, many might even call for an apology from each of them, but why?

Related Post: Trump’s Tangled Mess. No Apology Needed

Instead, it’s beneficial to know people’s true colors. It’s advantageous for others, especially our children, to see how ridiculous it is for people to lower themselves to insult others when things aren’t working out for them or in their favor.

It doesn’t matter where you place or where you end up, your shining moment exists in how you treat people–the means, rather than the end. Period.

A basic lesson in life is that it’s not THAT you lose, but HOW you lose that impacts the level of respect, honor and admiration anyone might have for you.

It may seem counter-intuitive to the common belief that society would probably want to see less of this type of behavior, but sometimes such people are a blessing in disguise. They show us the ugly side of humanity.

It doesn’t matter where you place or where you end up, your shining moments exist in how you treat people — the means, rather than the end. Period.

These are free lessons we see everyday. Learn from them.

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