Taichi on Winning

I don’t simply want to be granted victory. I want to have not run away.

I won’t be happy with just being at the top. I want to have earned my way there.

I can’t let the success of others distract me from pursuing my own success. I want to have won my way, for me.

Winning is not just about receiving a prize. It’s about learning how to face yourself, and to bring that self to the Win.

“Rather than just being promoted to A-class, I want to be someone who didn’t run away.”

Taichi Mashima, Chihayafuru, Season 1 Episode 20 (~19 minute mark)

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