Many of us grew up hearing the phrase, “It’s not whether you win or lose, but how you play the game.” The reality is that statement isn’t totally true. Winning does matter and deep down everyone has the desire to be a winner, including: the business that you work for, your church, your children’s school, your favorite sports team, your daughter’s gymnastics club and even those who don’t like winners. As much as I don’t like the Alabama Crimson Tide and Nick Saban, I love the fact that Nick Saban is a big time winner.
Many people say that Saban is too hard on players and doesn’t like to have fun. His response to those that don’t hink he’s a happy person or doesn’t like to have fun is, “Winning is fun, I’m happy and have fun when we win… I’m a very happy person.”
If winning is fun and it keeps Coach Saban happy, he’s probably one of the happiest people you could ever meet. All he does is win, Coach Saban has led his teams to win 3 out of the last 4 BCS Titles and straight up put a beat-down on top ranked Notre Dame 42-14 and it wasn’t even that close. One of Coach Saban’s mantras is this:
“You can’t feel entitled if you want to stay on top.”
Coach Saban’s response after last nights BCS Beat-down pretty much sums up his philosophy and the difference between Winners and Losers:
“I feel great for our players, fans, administration, and the people of Alabama. Our guys maintained their focus and played through the adversity of winning during a tough season and difficult schedule. My job is to put the players in position to win. I want them to be able to look back 25 years from now and say they won the national championship… We will take a couple days to celebrate this, and then it will time to start a building toward a next season. “
The Difference Between A Winner & A Loser is the desire to win and the desire to keep winning. Vince Lombardi said it best when he said, “Winning isn’t everything, but the will to win is everything.”
What’s The Difference Between Winners & Losers?
You tell me… share your thoughts on winning, losing and the success of Nick Saban.