We discussed this winning topic for quite a while.
Last night, the puck dropped for one of my adult hockey teams. This particular team I play on has won more often than not over the past 4 years. None of us are getting paid to play and we all have to get up the next morning to go to the office.
There is no trophy at the end of our 6 game session but most of my teammates are wired to win. Nobody on the team likes to win or works harder to win than me and my buddy Gary. I’m just a little bit competitive. Okay, maybe a lot competitive.
Last week, I exchanged emails with one of my buddies on a competing team in my adult hockey league. I made a comment in my email about how competitive Don is when he skates. Don responded by suggesting that maybe this was a metaphor of the pot calling the kettle black. I asked Don if my competitiveness bothered him when we line up to skate against each other. He said "Are you kidding me? Our games wouldn't be half as fun without you and Gary on the other side challenging us."
Last night after the game, I asked several of my hockey teammates what they thought of my level of competitiveness after scoring two of the goals that led to our 5-2 win. Nobody in the locker room had any issues with my competitiveness or my buddy Gary's competitiveness.