The Need to Win

"When an archer is shooting for nothingHe has all his skill. If he shoots for a brass buckle He is already nervous. If he shoots for a prize of gold He goes blind Or sees two targets– He is out of his mind!

His skill has not changed. But the prize Divides him. He cares He thinks more of winning Than of shooting– And the need to win Drains him of power."

Chuang Tzu