Winning isn’t everything, because it is important to accept defeat. Especially in life, there will be times when you will lose in situations. It is important to accept the loss and move on. The main idea in competitive situation is to do your best and if you lose, dust yourself off and try again. This is idea is showcased through the film Cool Running’s and this is reinforced through a speech given by John Wooden, in which he talked about the difference between winning and succeeding. Main themes that are going to be explored are determination and success, good sportsmanship and leadership. Through the use of various film techniques, narrative and poetic techniques the speaker and director are able to convey messages to the audience.