Between Winning and Success

As a child and through my young adulthood, winning was everything. A decade ago, by chance, I was thrilled knowing the difference between winning and success. When life unraveled itself, the distinction became clear and winning felt less important. Through trepidations and lessons learned, I was able to derive my own essence on the two most significant words, winning and success. That feeling was nothing less than illumination.

Winning is like being rich. Success is to have enough to be content.

Winning may give satisfaction but success gives happiness.

A job well done is winning. And to do it for benefit of others is success.

Being literate is like winning but to be educated is success.

Winning is like giving the highest donation and success comes with providing service.

To jump high is winning but rising after a fall is success.

Giving birth to a child is a win but to be able to raise them to be decent humans is success.

Solving a problem is like winning but building resiliency is success.

Winning is fun but success is fulfilling.

Having wealth is winning at life but to have good health and peace of mind is success.

Winning is good but success is great.

A brilliant idea is created when one wins but those that fail and then succeed have uncovered hundred ways of making that idea work.

Being alive is winning but to make something remarkable of it, is success.

To be popular in life is winning but to leave a legacy that is remembered for ages is success.

Published by Quotidian Blessing

InfoSec Director|WIT Mentor-Protege Vice Chair|ATA Convention Women's Forum Chair|Published Poet

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