We get so focused on the "win," the achievement, the goal, and the destination, that we lose sight of the greater experience. It's not so much about the win as it is about the all out effort and the feeling of stretching beyond our previous limits. We are bigger than we thought, and stronger, and full of passion beyond our wildest dreams.
In competition, I give everything I've got. I'm a good sport, and I have fun. With that formula, no matter the end result, I win every time.