Accept the defeat
The very first thing you have to do is, accepting the defeat. You lost. So what? It's not a Big deal! It is not the end of life; you still have the guts and power to do your best next time. Accepting the defeats and taking them easily makes life easier.
Show your graciousness and congratulate your rival
Although, it is universal truth to jealous of your rival’s victory but you really have to overcome this feeling. Show your graciousness, go to your rival and congratulate him or her with open heart. This positive attitude of yours will automatically move you up to a level where your audiences or fans will respect you.
Think of your previous victories and calm yourself
Once you get back from the field of defeat, sit somewhere with a cool and peaceful environment. Now, calm yourself. If it seems difficult for you, then simply review your past victories and try to feel good.
Divert your attention
Rather than letting yourself down for just one defeat in life and negatively residing your mind, try to put your attention somewhere else. The best ways to get out of this tensed situation include, watching your favorite channel or an outing with your loved ones who are really close to you. You can think of some more healthy activities.
Learn from your defeat
Now, stop dwelling on your defeat, try to learn from it and take it as a challenge for next time. Try to find out the reasons behind it, including the point where you were lacking.