“If you lose today, win tomorrow.
In this never-ending spirit of challenge is the heart of a victor”
- Daisaku Ikeda, Japanese philosopher
After two consecutive Saturdays of May 21 and May 28, the Ecclesiastical District of Metro Manila Central (MMC) was the concluded over-all Champion with 50 Gold, 20 Silver and 8 Bronze, total of 78 medals. Followed by Metro Manila-West, South, East and North districts respectively.
Sports can be entertaining, stress-relieving exercises, or skill that may need passion, dedication, persistence and hard work. In the spirit of brotherly love and unity, the 2011 INC Unity Games succeeded where the pride of winning, courage to face challenges and art of losing were also valued. The important thing here was the victory of unity of IGLESIA NI CRISTO brethren was once again shown in this event. The spirit of sportsmanship made each a champion.
The red, hot and high moment of cheering to our team MMC with the beats of drum and chimes of xylophone was full of energy: “GO CENTRAL, GO, GO, GO METRO CENTRAL!” While the other team played the song: “GO WEST!...” Nothing beats the LIVE watching with encouraging shouting and winning movements, it was real fun! All of us felt the enthusiasm and power of the players and the cheerers whether red or blue teams (or other colored uniforms)! :)
This will surely be an annual event as Bro. Dan V. Orosa, the district minister of MMC in the recent awarding affair said that next year this INC Unity Games will be a regional competition where other countries of other ecclesiastical districts will also be participating.
Details of the score and games can be seen in this site: http://games.inc-unity.com/scoreboard/
Observing the Value of Winning and Losing
Winning is great and learning how to become a winner is an attitude, a habit. But what it takes to be a winner? Michael Jordan, a successful basketball player shared the following:
“I've always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come.”
“I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”
“I've never been afraid to fail.”
And so Jordan’s performance soared high in basketball games.
Remember that a number of failures may be experienced in all great sports activities and related life’s accomplishments. But what matters most are the lessons learned and the improvements done in weak areas for the next competition or in the challenges of life. We always hear these favorite advice: “Try and try until you succeed;” “more and better practice makes perfect;” “better luck next time!;” and "Be a good sport!”
The mere fact that you or your team had done your best is already a positive action, and that’s a winning attitude!
See you next year! Just play. Have fun and enjoy the games!
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