A World of Winners
In a world of winners, I am just a visitor. Realizing that hyping myself up does nothing but invite misery. I am a realist and I am well aware of my abilities. I know the odds and I know what it takes to win. Winning comes from patience, training, and sense of self. I’ve read every self-help book out there, attended more seminars than I care to mention. Yet it all boils down to ability and self-awareness.
But I didn’t start out that way. I was (and still I’m) full of bravado. But inside I was just a warm bowl of jello. It took time to build my confidence and to understand my strengths and weaknesses. But even today I understand, the odds can be stacked against me. So, I do the best I can. Being mindful that not every day is a win and that defeat is can often be its own reward.
Your goals are not my goals, so take this as you will. Not everyone’s lives are in the same place. For me life is a journey of discovery. To be aware of everyone and everything around me. To feel compassion, for what I see and find some truth within it. I realize that many of you are way too busy to stop, let alone smell the flowers. All I’m saying is to make time to know yourself. To be grateful for what you have and to be wise enough to know what you need. Life isn’t a game or some competition, it’s about the choices we make and the lives we effect. Those are things that determine our path.
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