Life and Winning

I recently attended a conference where I ran into another consultant that I knew. As we sat and chatted about our practices and opportunities that were being presented to us, he made a comment that stuck with me. He said “Enjoy the wins, life is short”. As we parted from our conversation and said good-bye, I couldn’t help but ponder on the comment which was more a personal philosophy than an off-handed remark.Life presents us with so many opportunities that we often become confused by the plethora of circumstances with which we are faced. How we choose to handle each opportunity shows others our character as well as our abilities.

Few of us are celebrity sports figures that are able to spike that ball when we cross our personal goal line and then do a special dance to show our happiness to the crowds. If that were to happen, just think what an interesting experience we would be able to have each time we went to the local mall or grocery store.

When you think about, you “win” everyday if you open your eyes and are able to start your day. You “win” when you enjoy the small things that make up you day, even those that seem more mundane. You “win” when you pass good thoughts and experiences on to others. You “win” when you practice to perform and perform at your highest level. Should or could we expect anything less of ourselves?

The choice to win ultimately belongs to each of us. Even in losing, we can find victories that provide insight for the future. We never know how short life will indeed be. Enjoy your wins.


"The road to success is always under construction". - ANONOMOUS

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." - Eleanor Roosevelt

"Each age has deemed the new-born year the fittest time for festal cheer." - Sir Walter Scott

"Talk low, talk slow, and don't say too much." - John Wayne

"You can learn more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation." - Plato

“It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause, who at best knows achievement and who at the worst if he fails at least fails while daring greatly so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.” - Theodore Roosevelt



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