We have all heard the phrase “Winning isn’t everything”! At the same time do we remember who came in second? People love winners. So if winning isn’t everything, then what is?
The great NFL Coaches ever - Vince Lombardi said, ““Winning isn’t everything, but the will to win is everything!”
You see, in every game we play on the field or in life. There is usually only one winner that day. And for that one winner that is the one day, when all the stars are in alignment; the wind is blowing the sail; the sun is shining the way. Don’t get me wrong I am not saying Winners are just lucky folks. I am say that even Michal Jordan and Tiger Woods missed a win every now and then. So if we can’t count on winning what can we count on…We can count on “The will to win!”
“The will to win” lies in every true winner. One day, you may show up to your big day and you might not win for that day. None the less, for as long as the will to win is still inside you. You are the winner!!
Winners get knock down and they get right back up. Winners sometime were told “No Way” and they kept going. Winners work hard for what they believe in; not for the fame and not just to be remembered.
Winners do it all for the rewarding feeling of knowing that they did their very best, they gave it their all - withholding nothing!
Have you ever heard of the story of Rudy Ruettiger, his story was made into a film call Rudy in 1993. If you have never seen it strongly recommend it. Rudy is a true winner because of his will to win. Rudy’s story is about a guy who had no chance in the world to be playing football at The Notre Dame Fighting Irish, standing at 5′ 6″ and 165 LB. Rudy beat all the odds and he made it on the Norte Dame team. Rudy was never allow to suit up for any game, until the final game when all of Rudy’s team mate demanded Rudy to suit up in place of them. His team mate did that for Rudy. So that he can suit up and run out to the field with the team, if only just for the one time. During the game Rudy watch while standing on the side line, wishing that he could be in the game. Then after the players and the fans chanted “Rudy… Rudy… Rudy…” Coach Devine were persuaded to put Rudy in the game. Rudy sacked the opposing the Georgia Tech quarterback and the game ended. The team carried Rudy off the field.
The will to win is everything! It doesn’t matter if we win that day, and it doesn’t matter if we are remembered. All it matter is we give it our all and left nothing undone.
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