Tuesday, July 3, 2012

2012-27 - Only one way to play the game...

Winning is only worthwhile when you win with your principles intact.

Although there is no more emphasis on winning in this generation that there was in any other, sometimes it seems that nowadays we're talking about winning at all costs..

In the 1925 U.S. Open, the famed golfer Bobby Jones penalized himself a stroke when his ball moved slightly in the rough and the blade of his iron touched the turf. No one could possibly have seen the ball move. The penalty dropped Jones into a tie with golfer Willie McFarlane, who went on to win the playoff. Dart board - core values

More than a half-century later, in the 1978 Hall of Fame Classic at Pinehurst, NC, Tom Kite did the same thing. His self-imposed penalty stroke caused him to lose the tournament. When reporters asked both men why they took the penalties, they both said essentially the same thing, "There's only one way to play the game."

In sports, in business, and in life, there's only one way to play the game. Winning, with your values upheld, should be celebrated. But winning in any other manner isn't winning at all.

~ Author Unknown
" Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values."

~ Ayn Rand

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