Losing Ethically = Winning



Ivan Fernandez Anaya and Abel Mutai

Ivan Fernandez Anaya and Abel Mutai

On December 2, 2012, Spanish runner Ivan Fernandez Anaya was running second, well behind Abel Mutai of Kenya, the bronze medalist in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the London Olympics. As they entered the final stretch, Anaya saw Mutai mistakenly pull up ten meters too early, thinking he had already crossed the finish line. Anaya quickly caught up with Mutai, but instead of racing past him, he stayed behind and gestured Mutai to the finish line, allowing him to cross it first.

In Anaya’s view, it was an easy decision. “He was the rightful winner,” he said. “He created a gap that I couldn’t have closed if he hadn’t made a mistake. As soon as I saw he was stopping, I knew I wasn’t going to pass him.”


What a refreshing view on sportsmanship! Here’s another inspiring tale of kindness on the track from June 2012. After winning the Ohio state title in the 1600-meter race, Meghan Vogel pulled up in the 3200-meter race to carry a competitor across the finish line with her.


Meghan Vogel’s selfless act was duplicated in Trenton, Illinois, in May 2014 when Claire Gruenke gave her injured twin sister Chloe a piggyback ride all the way to the finish line and then helped her walk across it.


The moral is clear: Do what’s right, and you win every time.

Make us to choose the harder right instead of the easier wrong, and never to be content with a half truth when the whole can be won.
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ABOUT PHIL BOLSTA

Through God’s Eyes: Finding Peace and Purpose in a Troubled World, is a road map for living a more peaceful, beautiful life. It’s the one book that explains how dozens of spiritual principles interact, how to weave them together into a cohesive worldview, and how to practically apply this spiritual wisdom to daily life.

Who will benefit from reading Through God’s Eyes?
Anyone who is on a spiritual path, or wants to start one.
Anyone who loves life, or wants to learn how to.
Anyone who is happy, or wants to be happier.

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Phil’s eBook, The Logic of Living a Spiritual Life: Supporting a Life of Faith Through Logic and Reason, is now available for 99 cents.

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In this eBook, you’ll find answers to questions like:
• What is the cornerstone of a spiritual life, and why?
• What is the secret to liberating yourself from other people’s judgments and expectations?
• How do you reconcile the “free will vs. Divine Will” conundrum?
• Why is there an exception to “Everything happens for a reason”?


Those who worship logic instead of God are only half right. Not only is it logical to believe in God and to live a faith-based life, the existence of a loving, benevolent God that governs all creation is perhaps the only systematic worldview that explains every aspect of life.



SiSe_fullcover_final.inddPhil is also the author of Sixty Seconds: One Moment Changes Everything, a collection of 45 inspiring, life-changing stories from prominent authors and thought leaders he interviewed. The roster of storytellers includes Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Neale Donald Walsch, Caroline Myss, Larry Dossey, Rachel Naomi Remen, Bernie Siegel, Dean Ornish, and Christiane Northrup. Sixty Seconds has been translated into four languages: Italian, German, Spanish, and Portuguese. Reading this book is like spending a few minutes face to face with each of the contributors and listening to their personal stories.

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