I love Quotes. I love them because they make me think. What does the quoter mean? Why did he/she write this? Is there a message to get through to the reader/the world? What did YOU initially think when you read it?
Here goes blog quote #114....
"If you can't win, make the fellow ahead of you break the record."
In other words, give it your very best, and if someone does happen to best you on that given day, make 'em earn it. And after that, congratulate the hell out of them. Sometimes, you just have to tip your cap to a competitor that is just a wee bit better than you.
I once wrote of a pro golfer that shot 26 under par for 4 rounds, closed with a final round 63(par was 72), and beat the pants off of 153 other players that week. Only problem is one other player was 27 under. What the hell are you going to do? You played superb and on 51 other weeks, you are a sure winner. That week, you happen to run into a guy hotter than a branding iron. Go shake his hand.
And don't forget to celebrate yourself a bit. This is a case where you can be proud to come in second. Your turn will come. This week for some reason, it wasn't meant to be.
That's my view....... What say YOU?