Except of course for the second-place getter, involving a memory they’d rather forget.
Second is akin to that sorry word, “almost.” I almost won… but I didn’t.
Don’t you just hate the idea of second? Or almost?
Perhaps you don’t. Which is not necessarily surprising since the cousin of “almost” is “average”.
Most people live in the land of average. Average wage. Average house. Average car. Average prices. Average life expectancy. Yes, the land of average is awfully accommodating, and it’s full of almost-made-its.
I love Bishop Tamaki’s abrupt tweet this morning, “Don’t die until you’re dead!”
Are you a dead man walking? Have you surrendered your dreams to setbacks and knockbacks and resolved to merely exist for fear of taking risks?
You gotta get some NIKE in you. And I don’t mean the world’s largest sports brand.
Nike is much more than a shoe. It’s the Greek word for VICTORY, which appears repeatedly in the Bible to describe the overcoming disposition of sons of God. Nike is a mindset that expects to win and hates to lose, and it was God’s concept well before the company formed around it.
Being (re)born of great stock of itself doesn’t secure victories. ATTITUDE does.
Zig Ziglar put it this way…
You were born to win, but to be a winner you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.
Any expectation less than a win is at best, average. And if you are born of God, there’s absolutely nothing average about you. Nothing.