Raise your team’s batting average!

6 02 2015

“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.” ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

“I love to win; but I love to lose almost as much.  I love the thrill of victory, and I also love the challenge of defeat.” ~Lou Gehrig

2 quotes today, in celebration of Friday, as well as for the similar message they give.  Personally, I don’t love to lose at all (Sorry Lou – that’s just twisted).  That being said, when I do lose, if I can learn something from that loss, I can live with it, and maybe even, as the lesson will help me avoid losing the same way the next time.

Of course, winning is a lot better!  Achieving a win through creative effort not only increases the quality of your achievement, because various skill sets participated the best parts of themselves, but allows the winning group to celebrate as a team.  Winning together also allows you to see someone, possibly un-like you, show off a skill set that you may not yet have, and vice versa.  Take the time to compliment your team member on their skill, and learn a little about it.  Sharing strengths just might raise the “batting average” of both teammates, increasing the odds of their team winning the next “game”.

Speaking of thrills…

Rubes cartoons used with permission. www.rubescartoons.com

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