Sixty years ago nobody used the term fair play. Could fair play be synonymous with not playing to win.
I find myself often falling prey to this very oily, safe and seductive suggestion. The voice I hear simply tells me NOT to aim high, to simply persevere, that my success or failure is not really mine to choose.
There is truth here, but no tension, it leaves me feeling sleepy; it doesn’t get me out of bed in the morning.
Playing small and believing only in the process and not aiming for eventual success honors nobody.
Ambition that is birthed out of a fierce passion for making a difference in this darkened world maybe one of the holiest things alive.