Super Bowl: On Winning

I understand there may be some hurt feelings and feelings of betrayal at this point after the Super Bowl XLVI last night however, winning is  a part of our lives and losing is equally essential in the realization of a victory.

Losing, sometimes make a team or any individual stronger. They realize their mistakes; learn their lessons and they will improve their areas of weaknesses.

Losing, sometimes precedes triumph. Through failure, one understands the emotions, the embarrassment and the feelings of defeat – which are key to success. Successful people, organizations and team need to understand how these factors will lead to improved results.

Winning on the other hand is a remarkable gift!

Once an individual achieves something as huge as being recognized as player for the Super Bowl game, we know that he is a remarkable person!

You have to remember that all the athletes in last night’s game were overachievers. They represent the best in their athletic field across the states. They endure what most of us can not including a very strict discipline, practice and great attitude. They know how to play in order to win. They are trained for that.

Whether, you rooted for the Giants or the Patriots and you continue to believe what you know and love your team – keep in mind that in the end “it’s just a game”.

Life, is also a game.

And, you have to have the capacity to emulate what these athletes have demonstrated in last night’s Super Bowl into your own life.

You have to be “in” it to win it! (whatever part of your life that is!)


  1. seakist says:

    Well, honestly, I’m thrilled to see that some things are still sacred in this day and age and winning/losing still exists in a world where everything is so “me-me-me” oriented that children can’t even be considered losers at their schools — everyone wins, everyone gets awards, no one’s precious feelings gets hurt.

    Give me a break. I was the smallest, thinnest in my grade school, horrible at sports and always picked last for the team, which always ended up losing because of me. Who cares? It strengthened my character and didn’t prevent me from doing sports later in life. Now, almost 50, I’m in great shape and very active.

  2. aharrell2000 says:

    Great post!! I just read on the internet that Gisele (Tom Brady’s wife) stated that “My Husband Cannot F*cking Throw the Ball AND Catch the Ball” (quote/un-quote)….
    I sent a message back stating that this is an example of being just as “humble” in defeat…as you are in victory (tongue in cheek). Your blog was perfect in addressing the issue of failure versus winning and the importance of being “HUMBLE” in both instances.

  3. In it, to win it! That’s the drive that wins!

  4. eof737 says:

    Winning isn’t everything but the game is… Loved it. :-)

  5. Great blog.

  6. Great game, life. Whether it is a game involving great strength (as in a physical sport – football), or cunning and strategy (chess), you have to use your wits, plan your moves and think it through. Afterward, it’s like riding a roller coaster, with its ups and downs, thrills and chills, all caused by some other force who has his/her hand on the controls.
    Enjoy the ride…

  7. Usisera says:

    I think the author practices this since birth, overly competitive, remember you used to cry when you dont get perfect scores or the highest score in class?

  8. It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the game. And putting your heart and soul into a game already makes you a winner. Thanks for this post.

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