Winning Isn’t Everything

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Vince Lombardi was a football coach who led his Green Bay Packers to five NFL Championships. He was a stern disciplinarian who hated to lose.

Sometime in the 1960s, after a hard-fought victory, Lombardi was asked what winning meant to him. "Winning isn’t everything," he said, "but wanting to win is." Lombardi also quoted UCLA Coach Red Sanders.

Sanders said, "Winning isn’t everything; it’s the only thing."

This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. I vote for Lombardi’s version—the importance of wanting to win. It means everything to play our hearts out—to want to win. Even when we lose, we can still be winners. It’s all about doing our best in the high calling of our daily work.

If you falter in times of trouble, how small is your strength!

(Prov. 24:10)