Desire To Win Is

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Humans want to survive, and to survive one must be the best. This is what sparks the competitive nature in us all. One quote from Reed Russell,“Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing,” and another from Vince Lombardi,“Winning isn't everything, but the desire to win is,” are both about competition and how people perceive winning. Vince Lombardi’s quote, of desire being everything, is what is the more applicable of the two quotes. Desire to win causes one to try his best, society sees humans as a failures if he does not succeed, and with desire one does not obsess over only winning. Vince Lombardi once said, “Winning isn't everything, but the desire to win is." Having the desire to win means that one wants to be the best. As long as an athlete has put in his best effort, then he has completed his job. One example of this is when athletes want to prove that they can win, so they put in as much effort as possible. One time, at a lacrosse game, my team had to play against the best team. We had already beaten them before, but they did not have their best players. I had the desire to prove that my team could beat them, even with their full team. Another example of having the desire to be the best is wanting to beat people who are older than you. When I was in eighth grade, I wanted to prove that I was good at volleyball in the students vs. the parents game. Even though the parents were older and more skilled, we still had the desire to win. We had this desire because we

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