Winning Isn’t Everything

Grand NationalLast weekend it was Oxford in the University Boat Race, this weekend it’s the 66-1 long shot Auroras Encore ridden by Ryan Mania in his very first Grand National.

Winners in their own fields, but what about the losers? For every winner in an event, there must be at least one loser, right? Wrong !!!

Daisaku Ikeda had this to say:

“Strength is Happiness. Strength is itself victory. In weakness and cowardice there is no happiness. When you wage a struggle, you might win or you might lose. But regardless of the short-term outcome, the very fact of your continuing to struggle is proof of your victory as a human being.”

So going home with the shiny prize isn’t the only way you can win, again President Ikeda has pearls of Wisdom …

“It is not how you compare to others that is important, but rather how you compare to who you were yesterday. If you’ve advanced even one step, then you’ve achieved something great.”

So whether you’ve had good day or not, you can look at things in several ways, and still come out of it as a winner.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. starrystez
    Apr 06, 2013 @ 18:01:18

    Great post and quote thanks

    Reply

  2. Lois
    Apr 06, 2013 @ 19:34:52

    Good post – again, thank you! I used to be a swimmer when I was young, and although I won plenty of races, I never managed to win those that ‘mattered’ so I never went beyond being a good county swimmer… I just didn’t care enough about winning, and I was always so pleased for the person who beat me, that they had swum so well…. Thank you for bringing these thoughts to mind!

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