noun win·ner \ˈwi-nər\
Definition of winner
Aside from the technical definition of winner in the dictionary, do you have a personal definition of what constitutes a winner? Many of us often think of winning as coming in first place in a competition, but can't it also mean finishing, especially when what you are trying to accomplish is extremely difficult? Think about a marathon runner-that person is faced with an almost insurmountable task of running 26.2 miles. AND, not to mention, the race is a competition to see who can run the distance the fastest and come in first place! For many (myself included), running that many miles IN A WEEK would be a major win. So what is really winning? We think it is about accomplishing your goals. Whether it is setting out to run a marathon, getting an A in your most difficult class, paying off your debt, or landing that new job, the fact that you strived to meet that goal makes you a winner. So next time you are feeling like you just can't win, take a step back and look at what you have accomplished. Continue to work hard, be positive, focus on your goals, and you will win every time.
Speaking of winning, Fund for Thought will be announcing the winners of the November 30th scholarship entries soon. We wish you all the best of luck, health, happiness, and prosperity in 2017!!