Updated: Mar 7

It’s not whether you win or lose, but how you play the game.

I prefer to win any day, but at what cost? What about in life, is there such a thing as I’m about to quote Tom Cruise, “winning”? If you ask me I say absolutely, and everybody’s win can and will look, feel, and prioritize very differently. Perception, again priorities, preferences, and pride. I feel these 4 p’s will shape and define purpose and happiness pursued. Are you able to appreciate the little things, and celebrate your small victories daily? I feel once you can slow down enough to freely do so, is when you are finally “winning” at life. I recently started helping out with the junior high boys basketball teams in the town I live in. For those that know me, know my passion for the game. Just the other day at the 7th grade game, these little guys were hustling, stealing passes, nailing breakaway lay ups; and I had that adrenaline rush, and deep thrill, almost ache, in my stomach I hadn’t had in years; possibly since the last time I had truly played. Today my life is very different then I thought it was ever intended or I had tried to force for far too long; not until I forced my heart to the way side and almost myself 6 feet below. Was I ever able to refocus and strive towards my best version of self. Will I ever get there? Ideally yes, realistically no; because I should always want to end my day with a win and exceed who I was the day prior in some form of excellence.

1.) Hard work

2.) Gratitude

3.) Appreciation

4.) Dedication

5.) Teamwork

6.) Frozen coffee

7.) Unconditional love

8.) Elise Corinne 💕💕

9.) Jamie, my hard working and determined wife

10.) Helping others

So did we decide if it’s whether you win or lose? No, and it’s not my job to do so for you. You’re in charge of this life, as I am of mine. Be your own coach and make your own plays, learn from your mistakes, and help each other on the way. And if no one has told you they love you today, I love you.

Yours truly,


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