Saturday, January 16, 2010

Winning and Losing

Why does everyone like to Win and hate to lose? Is it because it bolsters one's ego? May be..
Why does everyone keep running behind success? Is it because they want to prove something to the world? May be..

Winning does give people a sense of satisfaction. But if you analyse closely, the sense of satisfaction is probably because they compare themselves with others. Success in this material world is very relative. People do not consider it as absolute. May be that's why most people who are successful, find it difficult to retain their success.

We all need to view success as absolute and not relative. And more importantly, we should learn to accept failures as gracefully as we accept success. That is true character! We have to enjoy the journey of life and not pay heed to "Success" and "Failure". In this world which is getting more and more competitive by the day, we can be happy only if we learn to see success and failure as two sides of the same coin.

So what matters the most is the journey, not the result. The experience, not the outcome. Then there would be many reasons to smile in life.

Does success always do good for you? I have pondered about this many times and I don't think it does. Not always. It takes a lot of effort to handle success. I have known people who have lost a lot because of their inability to handle success. Some have lost their family, some their respect in the society and some their character!! Most of the time, failure teaches you more than success. Someone once said, "Any man and sail through turbulence, but if you want to judge a man's character, give him Power and see how he handles it". I would like to substitute "Power" with "Success" and I still believe it makes sense.

Sometimes you win by losing something..and sometimes you lose by winning something!!

So have the right spirit and balance your victories and failures gracefully.

Hope you enjoyed this article..and forgive me if I was too preachy :D


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