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Biggest Win of Your Life

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posted on Jul, 2 2015 @ 07:36 PM
We all (hopefully) have good things happen to us on a semi-regular basis, but surely some events stick out more than others.

There's always a jackpot, a pinnacle, an apex experience that most frequently returns unto mind as your biggest win ever. Whether it involved earning your first million, opening your own business, graduating from university, or meeting the person of your dreams, plainly that moment shines bright and memorable as the summit highlight of your existence.

So out with it, ATS. What's the biggest win of your life so far?

And what big wins do you have planned for the future?

I'll go first.

Without reservation I'd say my biggest win was meeting my wife. Then without further ado I'd say getting my first book published lands at a distant second.

Regarding big wins for the future, I've got ten more books to publish. And I plan on climbing Mt. Rainer within the next couple of years--which should be huge.

Now it's your turn to share. What are some of the accomplishments of which you're most proud?

posted on Jul, 2 2015 @ 07:39 PM
a reply to: Trachel

short and sweet.
My waking up every day.
Thats a win or privelge

posted on Jul, 2 2015 @ 07:53 PM
Obviously my wife, as she is the catalyst and i am only potential. Without her, id still only be potential.

So her, the kids, and all the personal stuff aside, the biggest win I have ever had is getting my current job. And growing it.

posted on Jul, 2 2015 @ 08:11 PM
If we're talking athletic wins, I'd have to say the most satisfying was the 4x400 meter relay at the state track meet my junior year. We'd managed as a team (entire track team) to come undefeated through every single meet right up to state, and I'd capped off a fantastic year personally and a great meet with three individual golds already. In order to assure our win at state for the team, our 4x400m team needed to make sure we beat Great Bend, and they were our toughest competition. I was the anchor leg for the team.

Now, something about being the anchor. A lot of people don't like it because they're afraid of it. They think it's too much pressure - you could lose the race and all that, but I'd learned since being assigned the job my sophomore year that in a 4x400 the real race is usually all run in the first and second legs at that level. By the time the baton got to me, I just had to make sure I didn't f-up. We were either way ahead or so far behind nothing I did would matter.

So the last thing I expected was to get the baton only about a stride and half in front of Great bend's anchor, and to make it worse, she was their top 800m runner. I ran that entire 400m with her right on my shoulder. Breathing right down my neck the whole way, and I had to hold her off in the stretch. I was a sprinter (100 and 300 hurdles) and a high jumper, so I was sucking wind pretty bad at the end. It came down to an honest to God photo finish in a race that almost never sees it.

And you almost couldn't have scripted it better because the Kansas State Track and Field championships are one of the biggest high school meets in the nation and after two days, the 4x400 relay is the last event to be run. So an exciting end to an exciting season for the team right down to the wire.

And when it was announced that I had managed to stick my nose over first, I truly did get swarmed by the rest of the team. Just like you see in the movies. It's something I'll never forget.

Obviously, I've had other more important life achievements, but that one is one that I'll never forget.
edit on 2-7-2015 by ketsuko because: (no reason given)

posted on Jul, 2 2015 @ 08:13 PM
I managed to brush all of the loose fur off of my cat this morning without getting a single scratch.

Major win !

Oh yeah... and I guess I should mention my loving husband somewhere in this post.

posted on Jul, 2 2015 @ 08:19 PM
a reply to: ketsuko

Awesome story, thanks for sharing! And congrats!

posted on Jul, 2 2015 @ 08:20 PM
a reply to: Ismynameimportant

For sure it's a privilege waking up every day. It's awesome that you appreciate so greatly the gift of life.

posted on Jul, 2 2015 @ 08:20 PM
a reply to: CranialSponge

Is your cat normally cranky? Mine are incredibly chill--I can pick burrs out of their fluff without once getting mauled.

posted on Jul, 2 2015 @ 08:22 PM
a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan

Mind telling us what industry you're in? How long have you been working there before you started growing the job?

posted on Jul, 2 2015 @ 08:34 PM
Being laid-off from work and early retirement . Then hired back for more money and less work at the same location...

posted on Jul, 2 2015 @ 08:44 PM
a reply to: Trachel

Is your cat normally cranky? Mine are incredibly chill--I can pick burrs out of their fluff without once getting mauled.

I nicknamed her "Pissy Missy" for good reason.

posted on Jul, 2 2015 @ 08:47 PM
I play cards in local non-native "casinos"(no slots, just table games) once or twice a week, and enjoy the mindless escape it provides. The money I play with is disposable income, and limit my play within my "poker" budget.

Last March, while waiting for a seat in 10-20 Hold em game, I bought in to play Pai Gow. My 2nd hand played, I looked in utter disbelief at a 7 card no-joker straight flush, which in totality paid me $75,000! I called my accountant to get a net figure to tip the dealer($5500), and with holding amount. It took an hour to verify and paperwork, and I walked out a fortunate and stunned man.

10 days later, I went to the same place, and saw the dealer that dealt me that jackpot hand alone at the 4 Card Poker table. I sat at 1st base, bought in, and jokingly told him to really floor me and deal me 4 aces, the jackpot at that table. No shyte, the 2nd hand he dealt me was---4 aces! When the dust settled, I got $43,000! I was stuttering, sweating and stunned. 2 jackpots in a 10 day span!

End result: I kept 10k for myself(Scar17 and other toys), remodeled our kitchen and gave money to our family members. It was the biggest win of my life, outside of finding my wife and having 2 great kids!

posted on Jul, 2 2015 @ 08:49 PM
WIN -Roebling Road Raceway
Bloomingdale, GA.
WIN ×2 -Virginia International Raceway
Alton, VA.
WIN -Suzuka Circuit
Suzuka, Mie Prefecture, Japan

posted on Jul, 2 2015 @ 08:51 PM
a reply to: Boscowashisnamo

Incredible luck! And super generous giving away much of that cash!

I can only give you stars, but you got some good karma for sure.

posted on Jul, 2 2015 @ 08:53 PM
a reply to: RoadCourse


Never raced Suzuka but it's on my bucket list.

A couple years ago I got to do a private track day at the NBR (only 120 cars in total) so I got tons of clear air in the green hell. Maxed out a lotus exige on the dottinger-hohe straight.

What kind of cars do (have) you race(d)?

posted on Jul, 2 2015 @ 08:55 PM
a reply to: Trachel

I joined this industry in 2009 after the call center I ran was off shored. Somehow i BS'd my way through an interview in a new industry, and they put me in charge. I did that until ownership changed, then did some freelance/keep myself busy stuff for a few months before following a thread that lead me to this. Once again, i BS'd my way through the interview (im exceptionally good at interviewing) and got the job. Although, knowing how obvious it was that I knew nothing about the job I was hired for, i took it at about 2/3 what it was really worth. Like my version of a "introductory price" so they could test drive me a little before committing to buying.

I grew my job/role by working longer hours than my peers, and being more insightful than them. Think about it like this: when you have a mule that you can keep putting more and more weight on, that mule becomes more valuable.

The "big win" is the people I work for, and the opportunities their connections open up for me. Not to mention how personal the brand is for me.

posted on Jul, 2 2015 @ 09:05 PM
I'd have to say screaming "BOB" at Bob Geldof and then him turning round with a look of absolute disgust for my every fibre was a pretty hot moment.

Hurling a full cup of Coca Cola at Dustin Rhodes at a WCW event was pretty sweet as it flew the 45 foot span between us and clattered his stomach as he gave it the biggun coming down the ramp.

I was young for the second one...
And he was playing a Heel...

My special moments not only pale in comparison to normal achievements, they're also few and far between.

posted on Jul, 2 2015 @ 09:10 PM
Hopefully your personal "wins" weren't manipulated by the "power elite", some are more difficult or impossible to manipulate than others. Yet, stuff like, winning at a casino at cards or a machine, could be manipulated.

The world is more like Professional Wrestling, without the fun, or interesting characters.

posted on Jul, 2 2015 @ 09:14 PM
a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan

Fantastic advice for anyone starting out in any kind of job. Thanks for the follow-up post!

posted on Jul, 2 2015 @ 09:20 PM
a reply to: Trachel
Thankyou, Sir.

Redline Equipped Race prepped
05 Yamaha YZF-R1
RPM - Yorktown, VA.

Fast by Ferracci Race Prepped
07 Yamaha YZF-R1
Philadelphia, PA.

Fast by Ferracci Race Prepped
10 Ducati 1198S Corse
Philadelphia, PA.

Nurburgring Nordschleife and Nurburgring GP/F are 2 of my favorite tracks in the world. Suzuka being a 3rd.
The only experience I have at the Nurb's
are car simulators.

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