Category : Essays
Posted by Thu, October 3rd 2013
Life is full of failures and success when we play a game too, we may either win or lose. "Sportsman spirit" is the spirit of accepting one's success with humility.
One of the main advantages of playing any sport is that\it teaches us to cope with these failures and disappointments that come our way. After being defeated in a game repeatedly one begins to learn to fight better yet accept one's defeat better.
The same can be said to apply to one's life too. There are times when we fail at our jobs or we fail to do our duty or we may even lose some great things in life. If we lose hope and curse our fate we can never progress in our life.
There was once a man who lost all his money and property in his business. The man was practically reduced to nothing. He had a great deal of sportsman spirit and he managed to get a hold over himself in such a way that he started building his business up from scratch. He had been defeated at the game of business by his competitors but he had been a sportsman in school and this helped him to remember the time he had been defeated by the better opponent. He recalled holy the other team's calibre had in fact inspired him to match up to their level and improve himself.
Thus, it is always possible to cultivate a sportsman spirit and go through life happily. The parents and teachers of students can play an important role in inculcating some values in their children about the need to keep one's chin up
even in the face of adversity.
Indoor and outdoor games can always be provided for children so that they acquire training in the game of loss and gain.