Full-court basketball is played by the “Loser’s Outs” rule: when one side scores, the other side/person gets the ball. This is what you see in NFL football and NBA basketball.
When we play 1-on-1 however (the half court version), it’s often by the make-it-take-it system. Whomever scores a basket, gets the ball again (also known as “Winner’s Outs”). And if this person keeps scoring, they get the ball — again and again and again — until you stop them or they score enough to win the game.
Life is the same way. The winners get every opportunity to win again while the losers get kicked out.
Until or unless, that is, someone else steps up and makes it. The good thing is, it’s not a zero-sum game. There can be more than one winner.
But to win, you must make a shot. And to make a shot, you have to take one.
Are you open?