February 23rd

When victory is within reach, the finish line draws near, or the bell is about to ring, do you ease up? Many do, but do you? I mean you’ve got it in the bag, right? Just ease off and cruise. What can happen now? Well that’s just it, isn’t it? You don’t know what can happen at the last moment. We are not good at prediction. We can’t handle every variable. We don’t have eyes in the back of our heads, and we don’t know what the upcoming disruption might be. There is only one way to be sure of victory and that is to be the victor. Until you have been declared the victor, nothing is guaranteed … so do not ease up! Don’t coast, and don’t allow for the possibility of failure!

Not being victorious is failure. Now you may be satisfied with being runner up, or achieving a podium finish, or top ten, but let’s be honest with ourselves, that is not victory. It is okay to be who you are and where you are, but if you strive for victory, don’t let up until you are declared victorious. You may not be liked for your drive or your ambition though … so consider what price you are willing to pay.

True warriors seek victory in their hearts or souls. True warriors strive to be number one in every way they can. The true warrior also recognizes the true victor and pays homage to the price paid for that achievement. You are warriors. Be victorious where and when you can. Don’t let up. Recognize those who achieve victory. Celebrate all victories—yours and theirs—and you will be victorious. So it has been written here.