I love sports. I hate losing. I love celebrating wins. I'm all about intensity and being as competitive as possible. However, the heat of battle...the middle of the competition...that's where you can often get a glimpse of the heart of a person.
How often does "winning" make people forget priorities, character, class, grace, etc. At what cost are people willing to go to win? How about you? When you find yourself in a competitive situation, whether it's on a field/court somewhere, in the classroom, at work, dealing with relationships, wherever; will you sacrifice your character and your reputation for a "win?"
Proverbs 22:1, "Choose a good reputation over great riches; being held in high esteem is better than silver or gold."
You are the only person who ultimately chooses what your reputation will be. So don't stomp on people. Don't mock other people's mistakes. Don't sacrifice who you are or your future for a temporary "win." Stay strong.