Winning The First Victory

Winning is important to me, but what brings me real joy is the experience of being fully engaged in whatever I’m doing. – Phil Jackson

You can always win once: be engaged and present with what you’re doing and you’ve won the first victory.

To win again, at the end, is nice, but wholly unnecessary.

For someone who is present and engaged in the game itself* then any outcome labeled as “winning” or “victory” is irrelevant – or at most, trivial.

Being there while you’re playing is winning.

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* “Game” refers to whatever one is doing; anything from washing the dishes to pitching in the World Series.

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