Thursday, January 3, 2019

Winner or Loser?


Kindred,

Are you a winner or loser?

It’s a trick question or rather a Rorschach-like test :)

The answer is a determination of self-esteem and self-confidence; one in which you will have to delve further in order to fully answer.
 
Let’s suspend the question for a moment.

In a competition, who are you really competing against?
 
Yes, you are competing against your opponent, but really you are “competing” against yourself; challenging yourself to be better and besting your best time, best score or best technique or mark. 

Life, though, is not a competition.  Life is a journey, your journey.  Will it be a journey of excellence? Only you will be able to answer.  You choose who you will be, who you will become.
 
Even in the most difficult times and harshest of tragedies, you are the one to decide how to rise to the challenge, work through the pain, endure and survive.
 
These choices determine your character and forms who you are; and it answers (the question or test), your level of self-esteem and self-confidence.

And, ultimately, it answers who you will answer to. 

  Remember to honor and thank the fallen heroes that gave their lives for freedom and democracy.   May their sacrifices not be in vain.  Let...