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Winning is more than the end prize, more than standing at the podium or finishing line, in fact winning has nothing to do with coming out at the top, it has everything to do with standing up in the first place. Every winner knows that, the biggest and only fight you ever have is overcoming your fears and stepping to the journey of your dreams. Two quotes capture the essence of a true winner and here they are.’The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well.’ The Olympic Creed’It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat’  Theodore RooseveltWinning the prize has been made out to be the not just the main thing but the only thing. It has been objectified to the point where the value of the courage and the struggle to get there is lost. So when you start out on your path to success and you do not win the prize then you are a loser, right? Well by present standards that could be yes and if you accept that it is then you are indeed a loser. For real winners do not just not quit but value the struggle, the taking part and not just for the sake but because it is what matters most, this is the ‘fighting well’ it is the knowing of ‘great enthusiasms,’ the daring greatly  and not failing to know victory nor defeat. That is what winning is and it is more than the prize, it sis life so quit being on the cheering lines, START LIVING AND WINNING.