I’ve been thinking about success and failure a lot lately. Hear me out.
So there are a few things certain in life.
One is there will be good days and there will be bad days. You win some you lose some. Right?
Losing sucks. Nobody wants to lose but it makes victory that much sweeter.
And aren’t your victories especially sweet when someone recognizes and rewards you for your achievements?
Well, in Greek Mythology there was one such person. Actually, she was a goddess.
Her name was Nike.
(Yep. The shoe and athletic brand was named after her.)
The story goes…
Zeus, the head mutha in charge of the sky and ruler of Olympian Gods was putting a crew of allies together for the Titan War.
Styx, Nike’s goddess mother, brought Nike and her three other siblings to Olympia to stand beside Zeus and serve the cause.
Zeus appointed Nike as the divine charioteer where she flew above battlefields and gave glory to the victors.
She was know as the winged goddess of victory.
At times of victory we all need someone like Nike.
And when others around us succeed we need to be like Nike. Giving them praise and glory.
I’ve been fighting for some wins lately. Quite frankly, life has been punching me in the jeans. On repeat.
But I keep fighting.
So I thought it would be appropriate to release this black and white photograph from my archive celebrating Nike.