Monday, March 31, 2014

What makes a Champion?

  What’s the difference between a Winner and a Champion? (by )

A winner is focused on winning with little regard to anything else (the process, the team). Winning = he's a winner.  Losing = he's a loser. Winners attaches who he is to what they achieve -  so winning is the outcome he seeks. For a Champion there’s a WHOLE World of things that matter besides winning. The desire may still be to win, but he doesn’t attach his self-worth to the outcome. Becoming the master of his full potential is the outcome most important. Winning is the result of that outcome. A Winner will stop at nothing to succeed (WIN) and sees shame in defeat. A Champion knows that integrity is more important than a "win" because integrity is the foundation for legacy! A Champion sees defeat  as a chance to learn, to grow and evolve beyond what he already knew. A Champion honors his legacy with every action, with every effort and with every breath. A Champion can lose a battle without losing his honorA Champion sees no opponent but himself. He understands that the only person that can prevent him from using all his potential is himself. The real competition is within.

A Winner only plays to win.
 A Champion plays to send a message.
I pray everyday that I will cultivate the CHAMPION within my son.  To focus on the importance of integrity - progress - celebration of the small steps.  
I personally strive not to win but to be a Champion in all I do......I said strive..... :)  

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