Plato, the Athenian philosopher, said “The first and best victory is to conquer the self”. It is better to be the conqueror of the self than winning a thousand wars. Here victory means victory over one’s own weaknesses, bad habits, vices, negativities etc.
People see, watch or observe a person’s outer victory in terms of money, materials, post, position, name and fame. These observations are without knowing the person’s efforts, hard work and sacrifices. People appreciated the achievement of P V Sindhu, Indian professional badminton player, for her Olympic performance and recent world championship. However, very few knows the hours of workouts and how she had to preserve her disciplinary life. She controlled the use of sugar and mobile phone to remain focus on her practice.
In the 2011 cricket world cup the victory by the team members lead to victory of whole nation.
John F Kennedy said “Victory has a hundred fathers and defeat is an orphan”; it tells us that when you win, everyone wants to be your friend. When you are defeated no one wants to be around. Indian athlete Ms. Hima Das was not known to anyone before she became victorious in sprint running.
Your victory relates to the victory of so many people. One’s victory leads to success and benefit to family and friends. Youth achieving success to get a seat in prestigious medical colleges leads to victory of their parents, teachers and his/her near and dear ones.
Keeping the self-positivity and remaining victorious are connected. Preserving the self as the child of the Almighty GOD and accompanying him during our journey towards victory will solve your problems. Digesting victory is equally important than keeping self-humility and grounded in spite of spectacular performance.
Happy Journey towards victory.