Friday, April 25, 2008

Pain of losing to a kid in chess

Posted by GilaChess


This is the kid I lost to.


I was winning of course. But in my mind I was already thinking that the game was won and got overconfident. One mistake was all it took to erase all my hard work and advantage.


Still won 4th place despite the loss but it certainly taught me a good lesson. Never be overconfident and think that you already have success when success LOOKS near. The final mile is just as important as the 99 miles of effort.