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If You Win, I Win
There is a running joke between my husband, Rodney, and me when playing gin rummy before going to sleep at night.
In case you don't play the game, it is common to have a winning streak or losing streak that goes beyond how well you play
each hand. On one of my losing stretches I watched myself feel like a sore loser. This time when Rodney got that silly smile
on his face, it popped out of my mouth to say, "I'm happy you won because when you win, I win."
Now before we kiss goodnight we'll laugh and say, "We won!"
This concept is a good idea to put into practice as a positive way to stop unhealthy competition with others.
Simply being happy when another does well, adds a little warmth and cheer to the world. Why not celebrate with others
whenever they do well or meet one of their goals. Play around with this idea, especially if your first tendency is to be a
sore loser, if your sports team loses, or you don't do as well as someone else in any competitive situation.
The true meaning comes forth with the saying, it's not whether you win or lose but how you play the game.
ever experienced a physical challenge, a medical diagnosis not to your liking,
or an age-related problem? If we are fortunate enough to live to "old age," more
than likely we will experience physical challenges. Our culture ignores the fact
that life is not permanent on the physical level. Everything new breaks down and
needs maintenance, from our houses and cars to our bodies. Living in a culture
that is phobic about aging, death, and dying doesn't prepare us to know how to
help ourselves when the body has problems. When we have something physically
wrong at any age and for whatever reason, it is helpful to learn ways to heal
and help our bodies...
When you hear about self-esteem you would usually think about
the unpleasant feeling of low self-worth and embarrassment in the moment. However, low self-esteem could be considered one of the leading
factors behind the risks you can afford taking, your attitude towards high-stake
situations, the direction of your decision making, and, ultimately, how far you
get in life.
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