“The court was not good. The balls were wet, completely wet during the match. I think it’s too difficult to play tennis in these conditions.” So said Simona Halep on Tuesday May 31st 2016 after losing in the French Open Tennis . A fellow loser Agnieszka Radwanska, said: “I’m just so surprised and angry, that, you know, we have to play in the rain.” These comments led me to ponder on what it is to participate well in a competition.
- It was the same for both players. Radwansaka and Halep may have lost by playing in the rain, but the conditions were the same for their opponents.
- True champions are able to triumph in and through adversity. It is part of displaying your outstanding abilities to prove that you can come through when the conditions are against you.
- It is good, and even right, to compete hard. But remember after competing hard to win with humility and lose with dignity.
Next week I plan to use these three points for my first three posts which will develop appropriate spiritual truths.