We’ve all heard, at one time or another, that it doesn’t matter if we win or lose. It’s sort of a ridiculous statement that never seems to be uttered with sincerity. If winning doesn’t matter, why, out of instinct, do we all want to win so badly? I think we deceive ourselves and stray from the real issue when we try to make success of no consequence. The problem isn’t winning. The problem is what you’re willing to do to get there.
Succeeding at any given goal is a blessing, to be sure, but it seems to me that there’s something more important than that. Something that may even help you succeed if it takes precedence. I’m referring to appreciation, the ability to see the value in something that maybe no one else can see. Taking the time to make sure we appreciate something or somebody not only enriches life, it teaches us something about it. And if we take heed to that lesson, I think we find that we have something more to offer, something that will better equip us to succeed in our endeavors.