Monday, March 3, 2008


Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing is often attributed to Vince Lombardi. The definition of winning is sometimes vague.

Some coaches, parents and players think the score on the scoreboard at the end of the game defines winning. I contend differently.

Your character defines winning in the big picture.

When you leave every bit of energy on the court (or field) at the end of the game you can always walk with your head up high. The final score only determines if you win with grace or lose with dignity.

On the court, you let your game doing the talking. Trash talking is NOT part of the game. If someone else does it to you, you don't have the right to do it back. It takes more character to walk away from the confrontation that it does to join it.

At work, your ideas are not always going to be the ones that are used. If your idea is used, you must help your team to bring it to fruition. If your idea is not selected, you must do all you can to make sure the selected idea is completed.

Character is defined most when you do things for people who can help you least.

"The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good." - Samuel Johnson.

Make someone's day and perform a random act of kindness. It will show your character.

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