The three roles in life

Winning

Winning

In life you can play one of three roles; the victim, the bully and the winner.  In every situation you can choose which role you play.

“I hate victims who respect their executioners.”  Sartre, Jean-Paul”

We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.”  Fuller, Buckminster

The victim, is the kind of person who allows others bully him or her.  This person always finds a way to blame other people.

“The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.”  Rohn, Jim

The bully, is someone who enjoys torturing, annoying, manipulating and hurting others.  He is not necassarily stronger, smarter or better in any way.  On the contrary, he is of a weaker soul, who find strength in other people’s weaknesses.

“It’s easy to have faith in yourself and have discipline when you’re a winner, when you’re number one. What you’ve got to have is faith and discipline when you’re not yet a winner.”  Lombardi, Vince

“Every winner has scars.”  Casson, Herbert N

Finally, there are the winners, who keep trying, the winners who do not let failures or obstacles stand in their way.  Those who fall down and learn to pick themselves up and brush themselves off with a smile and strong determination.

Life is not always easy, the choices are not always obvious and no one hands you the gold medal easily.  It is your decision to keep going, to fight for your beleifes and to make sure that you are a winner.

4 Comments

  • At 2008.10.20 12:47, inas said:

    i like it

    • At 2008.10.20 12:50, inas said:

      etaky allah maestata3t we a7sen al 3amal we erda bema yarzokak allah you will be always winner

      • At 2008.10.21 10:33, marooned84 said:

        There’s another role: the observer. I’ve played that role all through my childhood, so I can say I’m really sure it’s there.

        • At 2008.10.21 13:16, jessyz said:

          @marooned84: you are right but the thing is the observer is more of an attitude than a role I think. After observation, the observer gets to choose any one of the three other roles, saying the observer is a role means we would also have to add the revolutionist, the thinker, the complainer and so on and so forth.