#100 – The pursuit of improvement leads to victory, but the pursuit of victory leads to deterioration in performance. Winning – The Psychology of Competition by Stuart Walker.

Anxiety caused by your fear of failing actually diminishes your chance of success.   Better to concentrate on trying to improve and do your best than worrying about the outcome which can cause you to become fearful and fail.      
 
Sadly my aunt Lillian, age 96 died in her sleep last night.  She was the last member of my parent’s generation.  She and my mother were not only sisters but lifelong best friends.  When my mother and aunt visited each other — they lived in different states — they slept together, just as they had when they were children. Both were fantatical card players and they would play pinochile for money, sometimes for 12 hours at a stretch, stopping only to take potty and meal breaks.  I don’t think either one of them ever won more than a dollar.  She will be missed. 
 
Love to you all on this historic day,
 
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About sand1

When I was young, I made a lot of bad choices. The only way I knew to dig myself and my family out was to go to the library, always hoping that the next book I read would change my life and thankfully, often many of them did. Out of gratitude for the happy life I have now, I decided to share what I have learned, and continue to learn. I hope that Tuesday Tips helps you as much as they have helped and continue to help me. Sand
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