Never apologize for winning

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Would’t be so surprising to see the winner of a national championship with his head down walking to the locker room, kicking the confetti, shoulders slumped while dragging his feet as reporters chased him down for a post game interview? They shove the mic in his face and ask, “What’s going through your mind?”  Wouldn’t it be a little off-putting if he apologized for winning?

We all know how ridiculous that sounds to happen in sports, but we do it everyday in the game of life.

When we experience any small amount of success in life, and someone recognizes it we go way beyond acting humble. We apologize for it. It’s like we feel guilty for winning and make excuses for why we are doing well. 

  • Wow. You are making a killing.  —- No you probably make more than I do and insurance and taxes are killing me
  • You can’t hide money. —— I’m so lucky that big sale came through or I’d be on the street.
  • You look skinny. —– Well I don’t feel skinny. I lost a few but I can’t keep it off for long.
  • Nice house/car/dress/tie/watch. —— I got a really good deal on it.

Success is not shameful. You probably worked really hard to get there. Don’t down play it. Success just like failure is part of life. Enjoy both the ups and the downs with a humble heart, not one that’s ashamed. You were made in the image of God. Act like it.

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Never apologize for winning

  1. cherylfoston says:

    I love the “You were made in the image of God. Act like it.” part of this post. Thanks, for the reminder. I believe we all forget that part. Nice!

  2. cherylfoston says:

    I love the “You were made in the image of God. Act like it.” part of this post. Thanks, for the reminder. I believe we all forget that part. Nice!

  3. Our youth leader and I were talking about this the other day, and how we felt guilt and like we had to apologize for our new cars (mine was used, but still nice) and how it’s okay for us to have nice things.

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