CHAMPIONS TRAIN, LOSERS COMPLAIN

Winning feels better than losing. Of course! But is losing the end of the world? Far away from ending. Winning isn’t everything and losing doesn’t have to be either. Ever heard people asking you the question “did you win or lose?” after you have participated in an event? I am sure you have. But have you ever given it a thought that does it even matter whether you win? Winning and losing is a part of life. They are like the two sides of a coin. One should be ethical, appropriate, be polite and have fair behavior while accepting the outcome.

Sportsmanship is rightly estimated at the time when the person is defeated. It is then that we must see how a player takes his defeat. A true athlete does not hesitate to praise the superior game of his opponents and rejoices even at their victory. Good sportsmanship may seem hard to define, but its hallmarks include being able to win without gloating, respecting one’s opponents, and being able to lose gracefully. If you lose, don’t make up excuses. If you win, don’t rub it in. I personally used to anticipate that after all the backbreaking work, all I should get is a win. I used to think that it wasn’t fun if you didn’t win, and I would do anything to win but gradually all my wounds started to turn into wisdom, in my opinion you can have a good time while giving your best, then whether you win or lose. I believe that it doesn’t matter what the conclusion may be as long as you are having fun. And even you can never learn to take the fame which comes with a win until and unless you have suffered from the taste of losing. Sportsmanship is far important than winning. It’s also key to becoming a mature, respectful, and successful player.

People will never be able to appreciate the feeling of winning when they have never experienced a tough loss. Therefore, all and sundry need to understand the importance of sportsmanship. The world has enough room for us all to succeed and be champions, DO YOUR BEST and show up with your best intentions, you will do simply fine. And just to remember your strength doesn’t come from winning. It comes from everything you’ve been through during the process, the struggles, the hardship.

VYAPTI TYAGI

9th -B

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