Winning and Losing

Teaching that the only important thing is about “how you play the game” and not about winning and losing means setting people up to be disappointed. Learning about winning and losing is critical to a balanced life.

Unless people are taught how to win and lose, especially while young,  will mean that the first time they do not get their own way or receive a rejection they will not be able to handle it.

The battle is for winning, the game is for winning, and the goals are for achieving, but unless there is a risk of failure the victory will be hollow.

Use failure to learn how to do things better.

If you have fallen over, stand up, dust yourself off and determine to do better next time.

How you play is important, but only if you are playing to win.

Paul S Allen

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About Paul S Allen

Musician (Guitar, Bass, Mandolin); Singer Song Writer; Photographer; Poet; Thinker. I have food allergies so ask when you invite me for dinner. Lumen accipe et imperti. (receive the light and pass it on) Leadership; Strategy; Vision;

Posted on 03/08/2010, in Business Development, Faith and Personal Development, General and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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