While most think of a winner as the person that wins the game, makes the most money, or gets the hottest girl, this is a pretty narrow definition and leaves little room for someone to be a winner. Now I’m not one to dumb down competition in a politically correct attempt to make sure no one’s a loser (quite the opposite actually), I just think the definition above probably needs some work. What if we defined a winner as someone who is unique and essential? The key however is “AND.” You can’t JUST be unique. You can’t JUST be essential. You have to be unique AND essential. If you’re unique there aren’t too many people like you. If you’re essential you’re critical to the accomplishment of the task. There are plenty of unique people. There are plenty of essential people. Few are unique AND essential. Be one of those.