I Just Love To Win

When I was younger, I loved to think fast and speak fast. I was ever ready with my best answers even before questions were being asked. I was trained from small to anticipate different probabilities in every situation.

When you are in an ever changing business world, winning is not just a game, it is the battle for survival. You have to outwit your customers and you have to outplay your competitors.

If you cannot beat your competitors, join them for the time being and learn to play their games. But the moment you don't see any more strong challenges from them, you must show no mercy and beat them to a point of no return.

And so you build your empire by pushing many people around. You will have very few true friends as that is the price you pay. Worse nightmares happen when your "true" friends turn against you and left you to rot.

I see no future for a life like that. You may gain the whole world but still remain poor in many important areas of your life.

There are those who live a solitary life with no family members and friends to rely upon.

There are those who have left behind many bad feelings and memories that they are no longer welcome in the communities.

And the worst thing is when the inclination to win has become a thorn in the flesh; you just refuse to lose to others in any and every situation.

And so lately I learn to be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry (James 1:19). It is not an easy task as I fail often, but I will persevere... at least trying to save my own world before it is too late.



May 11, 2009 at 6:35 AM

This is a good lesson for all of us. Learning and practicing the art of listening is more powerful than talking fast. You can learn a lot and find your winning strategy from what you hear.