We live in a results oriented world. One of the major industries in the world is the entertainment area and a big chunk of that is sports. There is an expectation of both participants and spectators that the team will win. Winning puts spectators in the seats and revenue in the pockets. Winning is so important that many of the major sports demand one team wins to end the game. Ties are no longer allowed. Look at how many people around the world keep score of the medal count during the Olympic Games.
While there may be some people who seek to offset the pressure of competition and winning for children by an everyone plays and the score does not matter mentality, there will come a day when it will matter.
What is important is our attitude and actions in the game of life. Are we committed to a standard of excellence? Are we seeking to be and do our best, regardless of what others do? Do we have goals and dreams which guide our journey in life? Are we building positive relationships which benefit everyone on their journey as well? Are we maintaining a level of balance which will allow us to progress across all areas of life without damaging other areas?
Remember, if you destroy your health in the process of building wealth and prestige, you will then spend the wealth and lose the prestige attempting to regain your health. This is true also if you neglect your spiritual health in an attempt to rocket forward any other area of life. You will find your result may not hold the intrinsic value you speculated it would and your eternal losses might be greater than you imagined.
Results are important, but you must know what you are looking for and determine what you are willing to exchange for getting them. Be mindful of the fact, beyond anything else, you are exchanging the limited quantity of time, for your intended results. Matthew records the words of Jesus in chapter sixteen, verse twenty-six, where He says, “For what is a man benefited, if he gains the whole world, and loses his life? or what shall a man give in exchange for his life?”
What you say YES to in your life will impact what your results look like. Consider this carefully.