Do you think winning is everything?

United States
October 13, 2009 1:44am CST
I think winning is not everything. Winning is something you have to earn not something you think you have to do to be a better person. You can still lose and be a great person and a great player. Winning is great but you don't have to win everytime. Just because you don't win does not mean you are a loser. If you think that your wrong. Look at all these famous athletes and even they have lost games but they are still concider one of the best. You have your good days and your bad days.
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@happy6162 (3009)
• United States
14 Oct 09
No winning is not everything. Even if you never win it does not mean you are a loser at least you got out there and gave it your best shot which is all that really counts.
• United States
14 Oct 09
I am extremely competitive. It is definitely a problem, and I am always trying to work on it. I am getting better at it though. When I was little, I always got upset if I didn't get all the hotels in Monopoly, and if anyone tried to cheat, I would take their money away from them and not let them play anymore. I was definitely an stuck up kid!:) Now I'm a lot better when it comes to games and things like that, but I am still really competitive in my work.
@dzimiie (33)
• Canada
14 Oct 09
I play soccer and after all the games I have lost I just get better. I am the kind of person that if I don't win I need to improve and that's what I do. Now I am probably one of the best players. I know someone that his team always won and now he doesn't know how to act when he loses so he has to scream to do crazy things. Losing is a very important thing.
@qiao522 (449)
• China
14 Oct 09
Winning is like something you can enjoy but not have to have. People always are trying to do the best thing they can do and that's because they want to win. I just think the thoughts lead to actions. And maybe you cant win, but it does not mean you did not win on some level, if you know what I mean.
@clocks123 (1227)
• United States
13 Oct 09
no, winning isn't everything. it is good to learn to lose and accept failure as it will occur in your life. strive to win, do your best, but no winning isn't everything. it is good to be a good loser it shows professionalism and builds character
@Pose123 (21662)
• Canada
13 Oct 09
Hi tuckersheri, The important thing is that we do our best and if we do we should never feel like a loser. No one wins all the time and it's also important to be a good loser.Blessings.
13 Oct 09
Yes, I think the same way. For me, winning is not everything. Sometimes the losing party lives the way better than the winner one. Winning or losing is just about position, as well as opportunity. It's just winning increases your spirit, and losing just teaches you how to be the better person in the future. And above all of them, I do hate competition, because people's capability is not the some one another. =)
@coldmoon (1092)
• France
13 Oct 09
I think winning is not all. The most important things to count on are the way to act to get the win, and how you and the others are like after the win. Some people do anything, even cheating to claim the glory for themself, without knowing that glory won't shine then. Some others forget and give up many great things such as family, friends, love,.. to win little things such as high position, money,.. that they can't keep forever. Some others change very much after the winning, they become more selfish, more pretentious, more proud, hence people around them don't appreciate their triumph any more. Certainly, to seize a crown, everybody must pay something. But it's like an investment, if you don't think over, you'll be in debt, but not advantage.
• Bulgaria
13 Oct 09
Life is about winning and loosing. If you learn by your mistakes you are winner too. So about the athletes example - they have already proved their skills and that's why everybody respects them.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
13 Oct 09
Winning can be everything sometimes. It is a matter of winning or losing that sometimes gets us to where we want to be in life. We can work hard and still lose due to no fault of our own sometimes. That is what is hard to take.
• Philippines
13 Oct 09
success or "winning" is different for every person. even in competitions, when one is set to top the competition and failed to do so, he can change his mind set in a way that will make him a better person. Meaning, he can consider himself a winner because of the lessons and experience gained from it. In life, we are all bound to succeed and fail at points in life and it is only best to learn every time and enjoy every twist and turn.
@icegermany (2524)
• India
13 Oct 09
each and every person like to win anything what participates into or if he likes something but it is not always sure that only we can win and it is just like ups and downs of life where sometimes we can win and sometimes we have to lose. i know when we want to win something and we have lost it, it is very difficult to come ot of that shock or defeat as we strongly wanted it but it is life and we need to manage and overcome this but sometimes we feel good when our beloved one wins from us and we feel good about it and it usually happens when we want some one to win.
@LouieWpHs04 (4558)
• United States
13 Oct 09
Nah, definitely not. I personally prefer the sport of the competition, so to speak. Competing is so much more satisfying then winning or losing.
@buping (954)
• China
13 Oct 09
well, i agree with your point. that winning is not everything. all of us have our own family and friends, we need to take more time to take care of them and being with them. i think if a man wins in her career, he can earn a lot, but he did not have time to talk about to his family, this is a loser in my opinion.
@jpso138 (7863)
• Philippines
13 Oct 09
Winning is certainly great. But its not everything. Whether you win or lose, what is important is how you play the game. For as long as you give out your best, then that is what matters most.
@mesuaky (397)
• Singapore
13 Oct 09
I agree with you, in life winning is never everthing. life is a cycle where sometimes your up and sometimes your down but either way this doesn't mean that winning will make you the best. i have watch a lot of winners interview where most of them admitted that before they achived this victory they to had failed before, but it dosen't stop them or made them anything less of a person. losing even made them stronger. it gave them the encouragment to strive harder. this is the way of life.
@Fireheart (683)
• India
13 Oct 09
yea i think winning alone is not everything,but that dosnt mean losing is an option, i mean if you try hard with full effots that you put in and still you dont win that is something else,but still you put your full efforts there is no chance of loosing, and also if winning means everything then cheating is also not an option,which means that you are cheating yourself,every hard work will pay off,and there is nothing to stop from winning if you tried so hard from experience.
@much2say (35715)
• United States
13 Oct 09
Winning is not everything. Like you said, we all have our good days and our bad days. I competed in figure skating. Sometimes I won, sometimes I didn't. There were times that I won first place - but it was like so what. I placed first and got a medal . . . but it was the worst skate I ever had. In reality, it was more like a competition of who screwed up the least. Other times I didn't place or get the prestige, but I know in my heart that was the best skate I could have done under the circumstances - and that felt great inside. Look at Michelle Kwan. She has gotten World titles, but not the Gold in the Olympics. She will never have the Gold under her belt now, but she will always be considered one of the best in her sport.
@dpk262006 (56730)
• Delhi, India
13 Oct 09
Hi dear! If you talk about any game or sport, then it is true that winning is not everything, what matters is our participation and spirit of participation. We know it very well that all cannot be winners, there would be only one winner, therefore, we need to be contended as per our capabilities, once we have taken part in any event. As far as life is concerned, winning someone’s heart is important because you cannot win someone’s heart, till you put in your best and dedicated efforts. Also, winning an argument for the sake of winning is not important, even if you lose an argument with someone close to you, you can always comfort yourself in your heart of hearts that you were right. Very Good Post!