There are too many people with “low-bar” mindsets. They’d rather win than succeed.
Anybody can win if they set the bar low enough; if they find an opponent weak enough.
The ultimate goal is not to “win”, the ultimate goal is to succeed.
So you won the argument, but did you succeed?
So you got your way, but did you succeed?
So you made your children do what you wanted them to do (for now), but did you succeed?
So you got the job, but did you succeed?
So you got your divorce on your terms, but did you succeed?
So you did what you had to do to get the man/woman of your dreams, but did you succeed?
So you looked good, but did you succeed?
Remember, wins can happen every day, success often takes a lifetime.
Wins can be cheap; success is always costly (especially to you).
Wins usually occur at someone else’s expense; success comes mostly at your expense.
Winning today seldom matters much beyond tomorrow; succeeding today matters forever.
Jesus is our ultimate example. By most standards of the world, Jesus died a loser, but thankfully he also died a success.
- The ONE THING for today: All “wins” are temporary—what matters now; success deals in the realm of the permanent—what matters forever.
John 19:30 (NIV)
Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.