Win, Lose or Draw….
By definition, the word win means to achieve victory, or to get (something) by effort! According to Merriam-Webster dictionary.com, lose means, to fail to win or to fail to keep or hold (something valued or wanted.) And lastly, the definition of draw, that directly applies to this blog, is to come out even (like in a contest.)
When I think of these 3 definitions as they relate to life, I wonder where most of us feel we actually fall. So…I began to categorize a list of my personal experiences in one of three columns for this particular exercise. After careful review, and much consideration, I determined something. I hadn’t actually “lost” in the experiences listed under column #2, because I’d “learned” so much from each of them. Of course, there were situations and circumstances I would have rather avoided, but I can truthfully say, “some” good came out of them. No, it wasn’t the outcome I’d hoped for in every instance, but there were glimpses of gems hidden beneath the surface. What needed to happen – I had to make a conscious effort to focus on them, as opposed to how they negatively impacted me. As for the “draws,” I realized they weren’t so bad either. These items didn’t weigh too heavily one way or the other, and still managed to offer some positives as well.
Thus, these findings prompted me to make a very bold move- I placed everything under the”win” column, and walked away. I won, and I plan to keep winning, even if I make a few more mistakes along the way!
#winning in #Canada