Learning v Winning

What about learning? Of course, in order to win, all athletes train and strive to learn as much as they possibly can. But when the competitive season arrives, its time to put the acquired learning into practice and win! When winning time starts, learning time inexplicably stops because genuine learning always risks mistakes and that, in turn, jeopardises winning. The arena of competition is clearly neither the time nor the place to experiment with unproven skills or tactics.

Granted, it appears both logical and common sense that any competing motivation will always remain subservient to winning because its implementation must potentially limit the likelihood of winning itself. And because winning is the criteria by which success is defined, we must unquestionably strive to win at every opportunity.

This is how it is. There is another way.

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