Everybody wants to be on the winning team.
Some people don’t care what team they’re on, to paraphrase Bob Dylan, so long as they’re winning.
I’ve been around those people all my life. Most were forgotten, by me and everybody else.
Some people don’t mind if they win or lose, as long as they don;t get hurt.
Some people don’t mind losing, so long as they get to play the game they want to play.
And then there’s the people who want to win, and win big, but ONLY if they somehow manage to improve the game overall.
Not just raise THEIR game, but raise THE game altogether. Even if when they’re losing, they seem to manage it.
Those people have the most fun. They’re also the most fun to play with.
And they also seem to win the most, over time.