In Others’ Words: Losing and Winning
When it comes to competition, I am not one of those “everyone’s a winner” kinds of people. Sometimes you win. Sometimes you lose. That’s what competition is all about — winning and losing. It’s always more fun, more satisfying, when you win. But that’s not real life.
Growing up, I tended to shy away from sports. Why? I was afraid I’d lose — maybe even embarrass my team in the process. Reality was, I would have lost. But think of how many wins I missed out on!
But my kiddos have taught me over and over again that it’s about giving your all — your best — and being satisfied with that. Each one of my children has gotten involved in sports to one degree or another: swimming, soccer, horseback riding, martial arts (which I actually did for a few years — ask me how I met my husband!) … and now my youngest daughter is playing club volleyball.
I keep replaying in my head something she shared with me after a recent tournament. Here’s what her team said: We’re having more fun even though we’re losing than the other team is having — and they’re winning!
They were giving it their best out there on the court — and having fun! I would call that a win, wouldn’t you?
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