Winners and Losers

November 3, 2003

There are winners and losers.

A Winner respects those who are superior to him and tries to learn something from them.
A Loser resents those who are superior and rationalizes their achievements.

A Winner explains.
A Loser explains away.

A Winner says, "Let's find a way."
A Loser says, "There is no way."

A Winner goes through a problem.
A Loser tries to go around it.

A Winner says, "There should be a better way to do it."
A Loser says, "That's the way it's always been done here."

A Winner shows he's sorry by making up for it.
A Loser says, "I'm sorry," but does the same thing next time.

A Winner knows what to fight for and what to compromise on.
A Loser compromises on what he shouldn't, and fights for what isn't worth fighting about.

A Winner works harder than a loser and has more time.
A Loser is always too busy to do what is necessary.

A Winner is not afraid of losing.
A Loser is secretly afraid of winning.

A Winner makes commitments.
A Loser makes promises.

As you travel home this evening, ask yourself, "Which will I be?"

Good night, gentlemen.