What if we celebrated the struggle and the triumph?

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“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.” Olympic Games Creed

If you are only focused on the win, you are selling yourself short of the growth, the lessons, the intrinsic wins along the way. You are missing your chance at noticing and celebrating your courage for playing, for trying, for putting yourself out there. You are selling yourself short of your courage and your progress.

If you are measuring who you are based on winning, being the best, being perfect, the accolades of others, the validation of another, some future benchmark, what does that say about the life you are living in this moment?

Why play, why compete if you aren’t fighting for the win? By all means, desire the win. But don’t put your definition of personal worth and success in it. Success is in showing up. Success is in actions. Success is in believing in yourself enough to be in “it”. Success is even found in the losses, in the failures, in the mistakes.

Where are you selling yourself short? As a mother? In your career? As a coach, as a player? In your daily exercise routine, in your quest to be mindful, in your volunteering, your organization skills? Are you measuring all parts of your life against perfection? Against the gold, the win? How is this serving you?

Life is a journey. The lessons, the growth, the struggles, the wins, the losses are all part of it. You are worthy of joy and triumph in all of it.


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