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Winning vs succeeding

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This week I have been thinking and reading a lot about competition and whether or not it has a place in education.

Right from when we are first at school to when we are chasing job promotions, as humans we are conditioned to believe the importance in success and winning.

I believe that there is a difference between winning and success and here are the definitions of both words:

* Win – to achieve first position and/or get a prize in a competition, election, fight, etc.

* Succeed – to achieve something that you have been aiming for.

However have you ever succeeded in your goal, or "won" so to speak, only to find yourself strangely deflated?

Here are 8 set of wise words of wisdom:

1. Be the best version of YOU - stop comparing yourself to someone else and feel proud in your own achievements.

2. Successful players are not always the stars, but rather those who develop their skills to their maximum capacity.

3. Success is peace of mind attained only through self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to do the best of which you’re capable.

4. Never try to be better than someone else. Always learn from others. Never cease trying to be the best you can be. That’s under your control. If you get too engrossed and involved and concerned in regard to the things over which you have no control, it will adversely affect the things over which you have control.

5. If you make the effort to do the best of which you’re capable, trying to improve the situation that exists for you, I think that’s success, and I don’t think others can judge that.

6. I believe that we must believe, truly believe. Not just give it word service, believe that things will work out as they should, providing we do what we should. I think our tendency is to hope things will turn out the way we want them to much of the time, but we don’t do the things that are necessary to make those things become reality.

7. You never heard me mention winning. Never mention winning. My idea is that you can lose when you outscore somebody in a game, and you can win when you’re outscored. I’ve felt that way on certain occasions, at various times. And I just wanted them to be able to hold their head up after a game. I used to say that when a game is over, and you see somebody that didn’t know the outcome, I hope they couldn’t tell by your actions whether you outscored an opponent or the opponent outscored you.

8. If you make an effort to do the best you can regularly, the results will be about what they should be. Not necessarily what you’d want them to be but they’ll be about what they should. I wanted the score of a game to be the by-product of these other things, and not the end itself.

We have to identify opportunities to celebrate success for achieving goals, improving activities, bringing a great new idea, contributing to a team, or supporting a colleague.

Well the combination is better than peanut butter and chocolate—and that is saying something. These are my takes on my inspiration:

* There is a difference between belief and hope.

* Unless you are the coach, do not comment on the performance of an athlete.

* Respect time.Past performance is irrelevant to future success.

* Nothing is instant.

* Success is not about the outcome rather it is about the journey.

* Be the best version of YOU.

* We are all average in some areas, and there is no fault to be assigned or shame in this.

* Successful players are not necessarily the stars, but rather those who develop their skills to their maximum capacity.

* While your best effort may not yield the results you wanted, that’s okay because the purpose is to give your best effort regardless of the outcome.

* Practice is where the work happens; the game is just a measure of the effectiveness of the work that week.

* The lesson for the athlete in competition is for them to measure their effort to being the best they can be.

* A good sport behaves consistently whether the game is won or lost.

*Winning is irrelevant; don’t speak of it. In the last analysis, it’s all about doing your best.

How to become successful….. Now, you may be wondering that to yourself. So I trued to come up with my own definition… I thought about that for quite some time, and I wanted to come up with my own definition. I thought that might help someone to decided better with what they are thinking about.

Peace of mind attained only through self satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to do the best of which you're capable. No written word, no spoken plea can teach our youth what they should be nor all the books on all the shelves.

I believe starting on time, and I believe closing on time.Be patient and become a better teacher to yourself. I say to you, in whatever you're doing, you must be patient.

If you make an effort to do the best you can regularly, the results will be about what they should be...

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