This Is How You Win

There always seems to be a plethora of questions about how one can win. Indeed, there are whole industries profiteering off of it. The answer is so simple though…

This Is How You Win

That’s the answer. Just as Heather Dorniden did, you get up after you’ve fallen – or have been tripped – and you run faster, try harder. This is how you win, whether it is in sports or life.

What you don’t do is: expect the race to halted and restarted; for any of your competitors to help you up; or to just lay there and blame various and sundry other people, groups, organizations, or whole cultures for your having fallen down in some fashion – even in those rare occurrences when they are to blame for it.

Sadly, this is lesson rarely taught anymore. Instead being a victim is what is taught along with blamecasting whenever one doesn’t achieve success quick enough or at all. Perhaps this is because “winning” requires there to also being losers and that’s “not fair.” Perhaps it’s simply that “validation” of one’s self-image has become more important than being of worth in the first place.

In any event, winning is quite simple. Yet, losing because you’re a victim is so much easier to both do and teach.

Related Reading:

Failure
The Mysterious Benedict Society Complete Paperback Collection
Do I Have To?: Kids Talk About Responsibility
Scholastic Year in Sports 2018
Victory: Resistance Book 3

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2 Responses to “This Is How You Win”

  1. Alan Scott Says:

    I enjoyed the video. There are still people of character in America.

  2. jonolan Says:

    Yes, Alan, there are still people of character in America. I think, however, that they’re becoming fewer and fewer and are attacked for the character more and more and we raise generations to reject character, will, and responsibility.

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