Give Your Best- Success Vs Winning
November 26, 2022
At god’s footstool to confess,
a poor soul knelt, and bowed his head.
“I failed,” he cried.
The master said, “Thou didst thy best; that is success.”
Many years back, I came across this lovely verse in a Ted Talk titled, The Difference Between Winning And Succeeding, by Coach John Wooden, where he recites it to illustrate his idea of success in contrast to the concept of winning.
Our success is in the self-satisfaction and peace that comes from knowing that we give our best at everything we do. When we give our best, even if things don’t go as planned, it’s ok.
We succeed when we strive to do our best, regardless of whether we win or lose.