Being In The Game – To Win!

by Drago on June 23, 2013

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Quote Of The WeekKindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can read. (Mark Twain)

Word Of The Week –Oligopoly (oh-lih-gah-poll-lee) : Control of an industry, or market by a small number of companies dominating that particular niche.
eg :
One can argue that Intel and Microsoft collectively are an OLIGOPOLY in personal computing.

Proverb Of The Week – The blessing of the Lord brings wealth, without painful toil for it. (Proverbs 10 verse 22 The Bible)

Being In The Game – To Win!

This week we share a great message from author and speaker, Chris Widener.  Being an ex-professional hockey player the pursuit of winning was a big part of our lives. We were taught to do whatever it takes to win, sacrifice, discipline, selflessness.

Chris’s message helps us to see that the desire and pursuit of winning is good and necessary.

Have you ever heard this? “It isn’t whether you win or lose. It is how you play the game.” I am sure you have. But do you know who said it? Some guy who came in second place!

You see, I have a problem with that statement. It presupposes, or at least strongly suggests, that winning and playing the game “right” are mutually exclusive propositions. Perhaps we ought to have this as our goal as we pursue success: We want to win, while playing the game right! I totally disagree with the statement that we should win at all costs. Instead, we should do everything good that we can to win at this game we call life. And we ought to also do all that we can to help others win.

With all of that… here are some thoughts on being in the game—to win!

Any “game” worth playing is a game worth pursuing a win in. If I get into a game, I play to win. What nobility is there in playing like a slacker? What virtue is purposeful mediocrity? None! I live my life to be a winner—spiritually, financially, physically, emotionally, relationally—every area of my life! If it is worth doing, it is worth playing for the win!

It is good to win. We live in an age now where people have reacted to sore winners by saying that we shouldn’t strive for winning. Many of our schools have abandoned the idea of competition, and our educational scores show that. Kudos to all of the teachers out there who still tell their kids that they can be winners! It is good and noble to win! It is something to strive for. It is good to push ourselves, to stretch and reach for victory. It is a grand thing to want to win!

There doesn’t have to be a loser in life. Yes, in teamed competition, there are always losers (but more on that in a bit), but in life, we can all win! We can all strive for the best and give it our all to win.

Winners are the ones who move families, businesses, organizations, cities and countries ahead. Winners are the ones who push progress.You don’t think that couch potato is the one who will cure cancer or open up the next great technology do you? No. It will be a person who has chosen to be a winner!

Losing can mean winning. Just because your score in a game or contest is the least at the end of the game doesn’t mean all is lost. You can still be a winner in that you gave it your all, you competed at your highest level, you learned new skills and strategies, and you became a better player and person. That is winning in my book!

Winners help others win. That is right, good people, people who pursue winning by excellence, are also people who stop to help others so that they, too, can enjoy the spoils of victory. Pursue the win, but help others achieve all that they can as well!

Winners make everyone better. When I get into athletic matches I want to play against the best. Yes, I may come up short in the score, but I will be better because that winner will make me grow in every area of my game! Winners stretch the losers so they can become winners too!

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Have a great week unless you choose otherwise.

Drago

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This week’s success profile is Chad Zender and his team at Zender Ford.

Zender Ford is a family owned and operated business in Spruce Grove, AB. that has been successful for many years earning a great reputation in the community. 

Chad Zender has followed in his father’s footsteps as President and has cast a vision of becoming the premium auto dealer in all of Alberta, Ford or otherwise. To accomplish this Zender Ford has gone through a massive renovation. Chad and his team took this as an opportunity to not be complacent with their success but to look at their business and see how they can improve the customer experience in new and different ways.

One of the ways they are accomplishing this goal is that they just completed work on Northern Alberta’s largest indoor showroom. They are also equipping their dealership with all the latest equipment and technology in their service department and body shop. Zender Ford is building for the future and not content to rest on its past success..

Chad and his team realize that their reputation rides with their customers and their new location is a commitment to make sure that will continue for the next generation! To find out more visit www.ZenderFord.com or Our Vision at Zender Ford

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