Game, Set, Match

12 July 2015

Life isn’t all about winning. However, it is sometimes pretty important as I am sure Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic would agree as I sit writing this blog. There are some battles which it’s OK to lose but the War must be won to be triumphant. A few games, even a set or two can be lost and you can still be crowned the winner….


It isn’t easy to know which battles to walk away from and let others think they have won. It isn’t easy to pick yourself up after a few lost battles and regain the motivation and drive to succeed. It takes strength of character, determination and a particular kind of mental attitude.

In 1997, an anarcho-punk band called Chumbawamba released a track which, although actually titled Tubthumping, was more commonly known by the lyrics, “I get knocked down” …. which continued in the chorus as “I get knocked down, but I get up again, You’re never gonna keep me down”. The lyrics were not all that creative – rather repetitive actually – but very memorable and true for many people in life.

At the time of writing, Federer is one set down – Djokovic leads 2 sets to 1 and they are tying on 2 games all in the fourth set. Federer is fighting to be the first man ever to win Wimbledon eight times. At the moment, he shares the record of seven wins with Pete Sampras. Is he giving up because he is down one set? No. He’s fighting a good fight and is certainly not going to be ‘kept down’.

Just because you have a setback in life – personal, business or whatever – don’t give up on your hopes and dreams. Keep getting back up again and don’t let others keep you down. Turn your can’ts into cans and your dreams into plans and don’t let anything/anyone stop you.

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