Winners vs. Losers
My dad shared the following poem with me when I was a kid and I’ve never forgotten it. It was written by Pat Williams, a former NBA General Manager. I shared it during a sermon I recently preached on Men at Work while illustrating the seriousness of taking responsibility. Since numerous people asked me for a copy after the message I thought it might be good for the entire void.
Winners vs. Losers > > When a winner makes a mistake, he says, “I was wrong;” > When a loser makes a mistake, he says, “It wasn’t > my fault.” > > A winner works harder than a loser and has more time; > A loser is always “too busy” to do what is necessary. > > A winner goes through a problem; > A loser goes around it, and never gets past it. > > A winner makes commitments; > A loser makes promises. > > A winner says, “I’m good, but not as good as I ought to be;” > A loser says, “I’m not as bad as a lot of other people.” > > A winner listens; > A loser just waits until it is his turn to talk. > > A winner respects those who are superior to him > and tries to learn something from them; > A loser resents those who are superior to him > and tries to find chinks in their armor. > > A winner feels responsible for more than his job; > A loser says, “I only work here.”