We live in culture that celebrates winning above just about everything else. But in reality winning should not always be the ultimate end. The real goal should be learning; winning while you’re doing it is just a side benefit.
Remember this when you’re writing a resume, prepping for an interview or making conversation at a networking event. No one likes listen to a braggart, but hearing stories about how you learned something new is always welcome.
People want to hear how you’ve taken a rough situation and learned from it. How did it make you stronger, better, more efficient. Because after all, the best predictor of future wins isn’t winning itself, but the proven ability to self improve.