The difference between winners and losers is that winners never quit but losers do. A winner may experience failure but he never gives up but a loser surrenders at the first sight of trouble.
“I hate to lose more than I like to win. I hate to see the happiness on their faces when they beat me - Jimmy Connors “. No one ever wants to be in a situation where others beat him or her. The truth is the road to success is not a smooth one. Failures are bound to come up sometimes but it is what you do afterwards that matters most. There will be times when people will laugh at you but never mind about that. All you have to do is work harder so that those same people will be the ones to laugh with you.
“Whoever said, 'It's not whether you win or lose that counts,' probably lost”.
Martina Navratilova. Winning or losing at any, point in life has a role to play in the search for success. No matter how great your loss was or how well you won in the past they all serve the same purpose. They are to serve as lessons in life. If you won, there must have been a way to accomplish more than you had accomplished. If you lost, there was a lesson for you to pick up; what did I fail to do that lead to my failure. Passing through these stages and not learning the lessons each has is living a wasted life. Failures should not be seen as failures but as stepping-stones.
“For me coming second is the same as coming last” Lew Grade. Winning is all about striving to be the best in anything you do. He who does not hope to win has already lost. José Juaquín Olmedo (1780 - 1847). You need to develop the right attitude towards winning. Winning is not for a select few, everyone has the ability to win. You just have to believe you can. “Winning isn't everything—it's the only thing” Sir Neil Shaw. There are so many opportunities out there for you to make a difference in. You have so much life ahead of you, why waste it in self-pity. Go out there and win all you can. Believe me if you do not someone else will, do not be left behind in this race.
Written by Ude Nnenne