by MN Gordon
Winners and Quitters
Vince Lombardi, the famous American football coach, once said, “Winners never quit and quitters never win.” Maybe he meant that winners overcome obstacles to reach their goals while quitters give up and fall short… or something to that effect.
[…] Certainly, this makes for a good bumper sticker. Perhaps it’s a helpful quote for the first time marathon runner to repeat come mile 20. Saying it aloud may somehow will them across the finish line.
But what about those who never quit, yet still never win? By default does that make them losers? Or are they just stubborn pack mules? And what about those who never quit despite not knowing what it is they are after to start with? What does that make them? Are they lost, confused, or something else?