Winners Lose, Losers Learn and Those who Draw are Turning it Over.
Competition is self-defeating.
Winning is deceiving.
Losing is a misconception, for Losers are often Winners.
The person who “loses” is given an abundance of information about how to improve.
“Winners” appear to know only that they have set a new record; perhaps they have a trophy to attest to that one, insignificant fact.
The real winners are those who share what they have and are grateful for what they receive.
Competitors are those who try to take what others have. These are the real losers for they miss the opportunity to think well of themselves. The way we feel about ourselves is linked to the way we think about “doing” vs. “being”. Competitors believe that the nicest thing they can say to someone is “good job” and would never, ever thank anyone for anything. If someone thanked a person of this ilk, the response would likely be “no problem”, which is inappropriate because the person who says this is probably the only one who thinks a problem must exist.
The person who thanks someone is expressing gratitude. The person who thinks in terms of doing a good job and who believes that competition is a good thing knows little of Being; their whole lives are tied to Doing. They believe that the expression of gratitude is a way of vocalizing an IOU when it is really an expression of appreciation.
Enjoy your day. I’m headed for the gym. (I am a doer you see, so as I as I work my way through the twenty-two machines, exercising various body parts I will probably be asking myself if I “got it right”. I don’t really care to commit errors no matter how much I say otherwise.)