Thursday, September 17, 2009

Why Some Ya Win and Some Ya...

It happens. Like it or not, sometimes we just don't win. We can even be number one in our field and still not win every time.

Take Roger Federer and Tiger Woods. Most consider them the top in their game...tops of all-time.

Still earlier this year Woods didn't even make the cut for the British Open. And just last Monday Federer lost the US Open after claiming the World Grand Slam in tennis a few months before.

It was hard for me to watch Federer walk off the court a "loser." But then I remembered something.

I remembered why we can't or shouldn't even want to ALWAYS win. Without loss as comparison, we would forget how sweet it is, the taste of victory.

So maybe at the end of the day, it is about whether we win or lose...Just not for the reasons we thought.

--Diana

http://www.dianablack.net/

3 comments:

Eileen Williams said...

Your post really has me thinking. Our society is so caught up with winning and losing, but what does that really mean?
When I was young, there was a real sting in every loss. However, age has taken care of that one, too. When I am going after something I really want, I can bet on two steps forward and one step back. Must be nature's way of teaching us just what you wrote about.

Teresa M Burrell said...

I always think I'm going to win...but I'm not surprised when I don't. Go figure...

sanjeet said...

there was a real sting in every loss. However, age has taken care of that one, too.

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