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Being second is great, but most don't remember

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By Brian Walker

Do the best, no matter the cost. Work hard to get ahead. Quitters never win. Stop crying, I didn’t mean to hit you in the eye with a baseball. These are things my father said to me as a kid. They’re as true now as back then.

But one thing he never said that I learned on my own is when you’re first or best, everything else doesn’t matter. He used to call those who weren’t on top a “second-place winner.” I now look at it as being the first-place loser.


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