Winning and Losing

When settng your goals consider the following thoughts on winning and losing. Some would say that the only thing in life that matters is winning. Some others would say that no matter the cost, they would rather be on the winning team than to suffer defeat. But, what do these people seem to miss about some very important aspects of life.

Winning and Losing
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For those that would rather win than lose, that's great. But, is it really all about the 'win' itself, or is it also about the process involved in winning?

You've probably heard the adage that the journey is as important, or even more important, than arriving at the destination. Does this adage apply to winning as well?

To those that have been able to capture that coveted position, some would argue that the attainment of the position was all that mattered. To others, the arrival at this coveted position could have meant countless years of preparation, in addition to several outside work courses that would better prepare them for the position. To these types of people, they would rather be able to accomplish the tasks of the position well than to just rein in the glory of others who have to work for them.

In the acquisition of success, though, it is more often the case where losing forms part of winning. If you think about it, you'll see why. If you ask yourself how often people succeed on their first attempt at anything, the answer id usually never. Take skating for example. Were you able to skate well, or skilfully and with confidence the first time you strapped on your new skates? I think not.

If losing isn't part of winning, than, to me, breathing isn't part of living.

Food for Thought on Winning:
"If you're not making mistakes, you're not taking risks, and that means you're not going anywhere. The key is to make mistakes faster than the competition, so you have more changes to learn and win." John W. Holt, Jr

"A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals." Larry Bird

"Winning isn't always finishing first. Sometimes winning is just finishing." Manuel Diotte

"Goal setting is a sign of a winner." Catherine Pulsifer


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more quotes about winning and winners:
The real winners in life are the people who look at every situation with an expectation that they can make it work or make it better. Barbara Pletcher

Regardless of how you feel inside, always try to look like a winner. Even if you are behind, a sustained look of control and confidence can give you a mental edge that results in victory. Arthur Ashe

Win as if you were used to it, lose as if you enjoyed it for a change. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday. Wilma Rudolph

The determination to win is the better part of winning. Daisaku Ikeda

Winning takes talent, to repeat takes character. John Wooden

That's what learning is, after all; not whether we lose the game, but how we lose and how we've changed because of it and what we take away from it that we never had before, to apply to other games. Losing, in a curious way, is winning. Richard Bach

Winning isn't everything, but the will to win is everything. Vince Lombardi

If they did not set personal achievement goals for themselves, their chances of winning a gold medal, or a league title, would be slim. What Is A Goal

Winning is nice if you don't lose your integrity in the process. Arnold Horshak

Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten, but they may start a winning game. Goethe

Winners have simply formed the habit of doing things losers don't like to do. Albert Gray

A quitter never wins and a winner never quits. Napoleon Hill