"Losing is part of moving forward. When somebody hands you a loss, do something with it. If you lost, then a weakness was detected. You can either deal with the weakness and make it stronger, or deny that the weakness exists, and allow it to become your Achilles' heel.
Winners know that losing is a part of winning. If you have any weakness, then you have to realize that your opponent will go out of his way to find a way to exploit it. It doesn't matter whether it's your break, your shot making, your banks, or your kicks - your entire game has to be fine-tuned.
Your opponent is going to attack your weaknesses, not your strengths. So you have to do something to get your game stronger every single day. That is why you should always use your practice time wisely. Don't just waste your time doing nothing - spend all of your time getting stronger and better. Losing will only set you back if you don't do anything about it." ~ Blackjack's Random Thoughts, March 4, 1991.