By Candace Boggan

Win, Lose or Draw….

By definition, the word win means to achieve victory, or to get (something) by effort! According to Merriam-Webster, lose means, to fail to win or to fail to keep or hold (something valued or wanted.) And lastly, the definition of draw, that directly applies to this blog, is to come out even (like in a contest.)

When I think of these 3 definitions as they relate to life, I wonder where most of us feel we actually fall. So…I began to categorize a list of my personal experiences in one of three columns for this particular exercise. After careful review, and much consideration, I determined something. I hadn’t actually “lost” in the experiences listed under column #2, because I’d “learned” so much from each of them. Of course, there were situations and circumstances I would have rather avoided, but I can truthfully say, “some” good came out of them. No, it wasn’t the outcome I’d hoped for in every instance, but there were glimpses of gems hidden beneath the surface. What needed to happen – I had to make a conscious effort to focus on them, as opposed to how they negatively impacted me. As for the “draws,”  I realized they weren’t so bad either. These items didn’t weigh too heavily one way or the other, and still managed to offer some positives as well.

Thus, these findings prompted me to make a very bold move- I placed everything under the”win” column, and walked away. I won, and I plan to keep winning, even if I make a few more mistakes along the way!


Toronto, Ontario

#winning in #Canada



2 responses

  1. Rose

    Hi Candace!
    Your blog is very inspirational. A lot of the entries resonate with me. As for today’s post, It takes a lot of growth to sum up all of life’s experiences as a triumph.
    When I read this entry, it reminded me of the scripture that says “count it all joy.” It is from James chapter 1 verses 2-3.
    Blessings and safe journey!

    June 23, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    • Rose, thank you so much for your kind words! It really encouraged me to know that my posts have been a blessing to you. Yes, that is a great scripture to connect to this particular post. Just the reminder i needed today! May God continue to guide, strengthen and bless you as you continue on your life’s mission and purpose as well!

      June 23, 2014 at 3:18 pm

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