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Winning Is My Addiction

"Papi' how come you don't play with me anymore?" I remember the sting of those words when Jordan, my son at seven years old, spoke them.

If you have not felt the sting of these types of words from someone you care deeply about because winning consumed you, then you've never experienced the addiction of winning.

Winning demands everything from you. It will take nothing less. I will not lie to you and tell you that it is easy because winning is not easy.

Winning doesn't care about your feelings. Winning doesn't care about your comfort. Winning doesn't care about balance in your life.

Winning wants all of you.

I do a leadership activity of a four-way tug a war. It is fun to watch because people pull you in different directions at one time. It's so difficult to win but provides lots of laughs.

Winning looks at balance as a four-way tug-a-war. Balance is not possible when you are committed to winning. The mindset of "I want it all" gets you nothing, a zero. Instead, balance pulls you in different directions that winning will not accept.

Yes, these words are hard to read. But the question isn't "do I agree?" but are they true?"

We are NU Breed, the rumor of something good.

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