We cannot always be the first or best in everything. Most of us are seldom the best in anything, and we all have things we are not good at. It is, therefore, important not to be discouraged, or feel worthless just because we are not the best.
Where there is a winner, there is a looser. What is important is not so much the winning but the taking part; not so much the great achievement but the humble attempt. Be satisfied if you have tried your best and managed to improve yourself regardless of how others might be doing.
Above all, we must learn to accept our limitations. Each one of us is unique in our own way. No two persons are alike in this world. We all have our strengths and limitations. If we always compare ourselves with people we think are better than us, we will become bitter and unhappy.
It is good to be ambitious and to improve ourselves. It is good to strive for perfection, but the perfection, by definition, is something unattainable. So there is no need to be frustrated and depressed if we are not perfect.
Everyone wants to win, to be proclaimed a winner. But we must come to accept the fact that we cannot be a winner every time. Sometimes we win; sometimes we lose. And sometimes, we win when we lose.
Fortunately, we all can be a winner, a real winner in Life, - where the competition is with ourselves, where the opponent is ourselves; Where winning means doing the best that we can with what we have got.
The following are some requisites to be a winner in Life.
For a start, winners are credible, trustworthy, responsible and genuine, both as individuals and as members of society. They may lose ground occasionally, or may even fail. However, in spite of their setbacks they maintain their self-confidence.
Winners are spontaneous in words and actions. They do not respond to a situation in pre-determined, rigid ways but are flexible to change plans when the situation calls for it.
Winners have a zest for life. They live their lives here and now, are aware and alive in the present, while looking forward to the future. They enjoy their work, and leisure. They work hard, and they play hard.
Finally, winners are aware of the world and his surroundings. They are not isolated from the general problems of society. They are a part of it. They are concerned, compassionate and committed to improving the quality of life. They work to make the world a better place to live in.
That, in a nutshell, is what being a winner in Life is all about!
- Author Unknown