Okay, so who tuned in to the Golden Globes last night? Yeah, I know it can get pretty long, but it’s always kind of fun to watch all those excited celebs be celebrated for their art. Even though I really have no intention to be an actress, I’d be lying if I said I’d never thought about what it would be like to hear your name called and run up on stage to win a shiny award. Pretty cool, right?
In fantasizing about that, I never think about the fact there would be a 4 in 5 chance that my name wouldn’t get called. Well, I probably won’t ever be up for a Golden Globe, but in my real life, there have been plenty of times where I’ve been really excited about the possibility of receiving some kind of recognition – whether it was an award at school or a really big game – and it didn’t work out in my favor.
Losing is tough no matter what the context, but remember how we were just talking about how awesome winning would be? Well, you don’t want to be the sore loser who dampens that winning person’s moment. I mean, would you want someone doing that to you? Here are seven tips to help you get through the tough situation of losing:
Laugh About ItSometimes we can get really caught up in the competition and lose our true selves. Hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler didn't win a Golden Globe for their category, but their funny riff on "being upset" actually showed us that they were able to take losing and turn it into the thing they do best - making people laugh. In that way, it shows us that they really are big-time winners. Source: WENN.com
Watch What You Say...You may not have TV journalists asking what you think of the outcome like these celebs, but people always seem to want to hear the non-winner side of things. You don’t need to gush on and on about the winner (especially if your tone seems fake), but you can still demonstrate your respect and appreciation for the winner's work and talents with a sincere congrats. Besides, being remembered as a winner isn’t nearly as important as being remembered as a gracious person. Source: Shutterstock.com
...And What You DoIt may not just be your words, but your face that can show what you're feeling. When Adele won for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture, fellow nominee Taylor Swift didn't make the most pleasant face. In TV, sometimes you just get caught in a bad (and maybe even totally innocent) moment. Still, one pouty look can scream "sore loser," so even when it's tough, try to paste that smile on your face. Think about something else if you have to get through it. Source: Apega/WENN.com
Get Positive MotivationSometimes, you really couldn’t have done anything differently to change your losing outcome, but you can let your experience motivate you in all your future work. Anne Hathaway lost a couple Golden Globes in the past, and instead of seeing it as a negative and giving up, we think she inspired herself to keep pushing to reach for those nominations again. Finally winning last night must have been a sweet reward. Source: Travis Wade/WENN.com
You're STILL GreatGetting nominated for something is such an awesome feeling, so even if you don't win, remember all those proud "before" feelings. Anne winning meant veteran actress Sally Field went home empty handed. However, we think Anne's praise for Sally in her acceptance speech (yay, sisterhood!) and the fact she has won many awards in her career, probably meant that instead of getting down about losing this one, she she can remember all the other things that make her great. Source: Brian To/WENN.com
You'll Get 'Em Next TimeOften times, you may not win at one thing, but you will again soon enough. Remind yourself that your time will come. Even if it seems frustrating and hard to see other people succeeding around you, we know it’ll happen. Nominee Zooey Deschanel may not have won a Golden Globe this go-around, but she keeps getting funnier and funnier on New Girl, so we think it's only a matter of time for this lady. Source: STS/WENN.com
Bye-Bye, Bad FeelingsYou don't want to dampen the opportunity for the winner, but know what? There’s nothing wrong with indulging in a “This is so unfair!” cry sesh – once you’re in a safe space for it (read: privately or with your most trusted BFF). It can feel really good to get all those emotions out when you get home, but once you’re done, be content with being done with those negative emotions and move on to the next thing. Source: Shutterstock.com
How do you handle a disappointing loss? Have you ever been called out on being a sore loser? Has a sore loser ever ruined a winning moment for you? Tell me in the comments!