A Winning Life

“A winner is a dreamer who never gives up.” - Nelson Mandela

I am a winner in my life! There have been times when the toil of my life felt so heavy that I felt like “if today were my last day, I am ready to rest.” But I have pressed on each day because I know that when the last day of my life does come to me, I will want more. I will want one more conversation with my brother. One more hug from my daughter. One more smile from my lover. And one more tender moment with someone in need that I can uplift. 

Powerful is my life. Powerful are the feelings that have come from all my days. So even though I do get tired, I am a winner. I am a winner because I keep playing this wonderful game of life. It’s not about what I get or what my outcomes are, its about my participation in this life.

Those times in my life where I truly wanted to give up made me more aware. And having lived through it all, I can clearly see that those moments where some of my greatest mentors. I have been forged in the fire of my life. And what I have honed and produced from it, is awesome! 

I am a man who deeply cares for others. I am a man who’s life has yielded to me emotional treasures that rival all of the treasures that all of the kings of human history combined have ever collected. We are all kings and queens of our own lives. And we all have a treasure trove of wonderful feelings to remember and to come.  

But no matter what, I am winning at this game of life. And the score that I keep are the beautiful feelings that I cultivate each day. Thank you to my life. Thank you universe. And thank you to me, for having the faith in this endeavor called life. 

I am love. I am joy. I am so very good. 

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About the author
Tad Inoue is an IFBB Professional League judge, Nutritionist and Professional Diet Coach for many clients and athletes worldwide. Tad has been in the bodybuilding and fitness industry for over 32 years and his clients include professional athletes, top amateur atheletes and all other competitors in figure, bikini, men and women's physique and bodybuilding, as well as individuals interested in optimal health. Tad was a National competitor in the NPC for over 30 years and now focuses his passion, knowledge and experience on helping and instructing others in fitness, wellness and athletic competition. His education includes philosophy, theology, nutrition, biochemistry as well as dietetics. He specializes in contest preparation for Figure, Bikini, men and women's Phyisque, Bodybuilding and fat loss for optimal health. Tad is also a speaker on mindfulness, motivation and joyful positive living.