Some people are very good at winning the game they are
playing. Unfortunately, they might be playing the wrong game.
If they are playing to win their game at all costs and in
the process take advantage of people, hurt people, or think only of themselves,
they might win that game. But they will lose in the most important game of
What game are you playing? That question might be more
important than whether you are winning.
I know people who pride themselves on always winning.
Winning is very important to them, even if in winning they hurt others.
It is possible to win every “battle” and still lose the
“war.” Do you know people who have won
every battle in that they have everything they thought they wanted but have
lost the war because they still are not happy? Do you know people that on the
surface have won every battle but at the end of their life they don’t have
anything of real importance to show for it?
Ultimately, what is important is our relationships.
Sometimes we can help ourselves win the war if we let others win some battles.
Sometimes we need to determine what battles are worth fighting. It’s important
to stay focused on what is of long-term importance rather than the day-to-day