None of us likes to lose. Some of us really hate it. We hate it so much that we are tempted to lie or cheat, or become irrationally biased in our own favor–or the favor of our team.

Beware that feeling. Don’t let it control you.

If there’s a part of you noticing that you’re irrationally entrenching yourself in an untenable position because you’re terrified of losing–of admitting you were wrong (especially if it’s embarrassing or costly)–Listen up! Your integrity is more valuable than a false win.