"If you don’t understand my silence, you will not understand my words"
Once you participate, you should put all your efforts and play to your maximum capacity and play for winning. But don't get disheartened if you are not winning. Take this defeat as a lesson and correct yourselves and you should give a better performance in the next competition. Even then you may not win. Still, continue your attempts. In that way, we have to take the meaning of that phrase.
Not participating in the competition with a thought that we may not win is not correct. All participants can't win. A better performer on that day will win. You need not think that you are useless if you are not winning.
Lord Krishna in Bhagavad Gita told Arjuna that do your work but never expect the results. whatever results have to come those will come.
Thoughts exchanged is knowledge gained.
There are many students who avoid many entrance tests on one or other excuse. There are people in the organisations who hate being interviewed for promotions. These are all the escapists from active participation. They are always apprehended about their success and in that fear they do not participate.
We have to remove this apprehension from the minds of the children as well as our own minds.
Knowledge is power.
Winning is meaningful when it comes with efforts. Winning or losing is not important. What is important is how you lose or win and the learnings we get from the defeat.
" We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.”
– Abraham Lincoln
Winning we can compare with loosing only.
Santosh Kumar Singh
(Sr. Microsoft Dynamics Axapta Technical,Mumbai)