Friday, October 19, 2007

Eyes on the Prize

A few thoughts on success after watching some of Joe Torre's press conference on leaving the Yankees:

Torre said he didn't feel the level of trust from execs in the way he did his job. He also said he'd tried to convince the brass that five-game playoff series were about luck.

True, winning isn't everything. Every competitor would like to be recognized for effort whatever the result. However, given the choices of winning, placing, or losing, no honest competitor would want to trade or lessen the ambition to win.

No one succeeds without first envisioning success. New York may be the toughest sports town; the Yankees may have astronomical standards, but they also have won more than any other team in the history of sports.

Yes, winners accept second place after going for it all. Acceptance is not satisfaction.