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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.

Giovanna Garcia

Imperfect Action is better than No Action

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29 Comments

Daphne says: 1 February 2009 - 6:14 pm

Hi Giovanna,

Vince Lombardi was an amazing coach, and I’m glad you quoted him here. His take on what winning is, or is not, holds a lot of water for me.

Jay says: 1 February 2009 - 6:18 pm

Great post. Rudy is the ultimate guy movie, but it also the only movie that guys will admit to crying to. :-)

Giovanna Garcia says: 1 February 2009 - 8:06 pm

Hi Daphne

Vince Lombardi was an inspirational man, and a fantastic coach.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us.

Giovanna Garcia
Imperfect Action is better than No Action

Giovanna Garcia says: 1 February 2009 - 8:14 pm

Hi Jay

Really Rudy is a guy movie!? Rudy is one of my all time favorite move :-) I always feel like I am like Rudy.

Thanks for your comment.
Giovanna Garcia
Imperfect Action is better than No Action

J.D. Meier says: 1 February 2009 - 11:18 pm

Hey Giovanna

The “will to win” is a great way to put it. I think it’s about giving your best where you have your best to give.

Believe Achieve - Hugo and Roxanne says: 2 February 2009 - 3:42 am

Hi Giovanna,

At the end of the day, all that matters is if you know deep down inside you gave it your best shot, you had the “will to win.” The “will to win” doesn’t allow us to give up. We get back up and “suit” up and get back in the game. The “will to win” will always WIN!!

Many Blessings….
Roxanne and Hugo
~ Believe Achieve ~

Arswino says: 2 February 2009 - 5:54 am

Hi Giovanna,
The video is a great example to explain your article. I love it.
I remember a quote that say “we don’t have to be the best, but we have to do the best.”
Great article, Giovanna. Thanks for sharing.

Hilary says: 2 February 2009 - 9:31 am

Hi Gio .. It’s keeping on .. & keeping on .. we win in little steps .. little winning steps & successes towards our winning goal …

& I like the other comments .. good posts - thanks

All the best Hilary

Giovanna Garcia says: 2 February 2009 - 9:54 am

Hi J.D.

It is all about giving your best, hold nothing back.
Thanks for you comment.

Giovanna Garcia
Imperfect Action is better than No Action

Giovanna Garcia says: 2 February 2009 - 9:54 am

Hi Hugo & Roxanne

Yes, that is what we need to do everyday, suit up and get in the game. Keep pushing forward and don’t quit!

Giovanna Garcia
Imperfect Action is better than No Action

Giovanna Garcia says: 2 February 2009 - 9:55 am

Hi Arswino

I love the move Rudy. Thanks for the quote: don’t have to be the best, just have to do our best!!!
Thank you, for that :-)

Thanks for your comment and you have added more value to this post.
Giovanna Garcia
Imperfect Action is better than No Action

Giovanna Garcia says: 2 February 2009 - 9:55 am

Hi Hilary

Well said: Keep on keeping on! Life is all about taking little steps and before we know it we have travel far. The key is to take to steps.

Thanks for your comment and sharing your wisdom with us.
Giovanna Garcia
Imperfect Action is better than No Action

Mark says: 2 February 2009 - 10:36 am

It all comes down to intention! Our intention often drives the results and when the results are not what we expected it is our intention which helps us to accept and keep on trying.

Todd Jordan says: 2 February 2009 - 11:07 am

Having the will to win is to me more important than starting with the right tools. No will = no success.

Great share.

Jacques says: 2 February 2009 - 12:29 pm

Wherer there is a WILL there is a WAY!

Giovanna Garcia says: 2 February 2009 - 2:57 pm

Hi Mark

Yes, our intention is what makes our reality.
Thanks for your comment and sharing your thoughts.
Giovanna Garcia
Imperfect Action is better than No Action

Giovanna Garcia says: 2 February 2009 - 2:58 pm

Hi Todd

Thanks for that No will = No success. Well said.
Thanks for your comment and sharing your wisdom with us.

Giovanna Garcia
Imperfect Action is better than No Action

Giovanna Garcia says: 2 February 2009 - 2:59 pm

Hi Jacques

Amen to that :-)
Thanks for your comment and support.
Giovanna Garcia
Imperfect Action is better than No Action

Alik Levin | PracticeThis.com says: 2 February 2009 - 5:00 pm

win is only a moment….
will to win lasts longer than a moment, may be even for a life time.
will is a spirit, win is a realization of the spirit.
Good stuff - liked it.

DaveMurr says: 2 February 2009 - 6:02 pm

I’ve never seen rudy. But now I want to. Having the “will” to take the 1st step in any adventure is winning in my book.

Christopher says: 2 February 2009 - 6:19 pm

I’m not a football fan (and very nicely timed football post BTW), but I can enjoy the message here!

LisaNewton says: 2 February 2009 - 6:54 pm

I love Rudy. It’s one of my favoritie movies, and the message you gave is such a great example.

“Imperfect Action is better than No Action”

Great advice…………….:)

Giovanna Garcia says: 2 February 2009 - 10:19 pm

Hi Alik

Well said, “Will to win may last a life time.”
Thanks for your comment and sharing your thoughts.

Giovanna Garcia
Imperfect Action is better than No Action

Giovanna Garcia says: 2 February 2009 - 10:19 pm

Hi Dave

Go rent it, you will love the Rudy, I know you will.
Cheer to the will to take the first step.
Thanks for joining in the conversation

Giovanna Garcia
Imperfect Action is better than No Action

Giovanna Garcia says: 2 February 2009 - 10:20 pm

Hi Christopher

I am not a football person, but I tell you I love Rudy. Because the spirit of the man, it is way more than football. It is about life and the human spirit.
Worth your time to rent and watch it once

Thanks for your comment.
Giovanna Garcia
Imperfect Action is better than No Action

Giovanna Garcia says: 2 February 2009 - 10:20 pm

Hi Lisa

Thanks for the kind words. Cheers to Rudy and Imperfect Action is better than No Action!
Thanks for your comment and sharing your thoughts with us.

Giovanna Garcia
Imperfect Action is better than No Action

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