That title got your attention huh? Okay here come my random thoughts and tips for the day.
“Winning” just sounds good doesn’t it? It’s like something that we are all wired to want, or we are told that we should want it at all costs. It feels nice, and somehow it elevates us.
Typically, we only think we “win”, if we beat someone else at something, or beat a specific marker of success. So, in essence, we are always trying to “one up” ourselves and others, so that we can come out victorious, and therefore feel happy, empowered, or superior.
If that’s how you define “winning”, then you’ll often come up short. You may get discouraged, and down on yourself. If you’re regularly feeling like you “just can’t win” or you haven’t felt super “successful” recently, then you may need to change your perspective on “winning” and “losing”.
What if you redefined what you thought “winning” was, and therefore you could “win” more often? Stay with me.
Here’s how you can win all day, every day:
- After an event, conversation, workout, or at the end of your day, you can ask yourself these three questions.
1. Did I learn? If so, that’s a win.
2. Did I make a positive impact? If so, that’s a win.
3. Did I feel better? If so, that’s a win.
If I’ve done any of these three things, I consider it a win for myself, and I move on with contentedness. Try it out. This way of thinking will help you feel like you’re regularly improving and setting yourself up for success no matter what the situation is. When you start to redefine “winning” in this way, you might find that you’re able to dominate your competition and your goals because you’re more confident and focused.
Remember, not ALL Mentality WOD posts are helpful to ALL people. Of course we will fall short, make mistakes, have letdowns and you can’t go on pretending that you’re winning all of the time. Disappointments are just as important as “wins”. For more on that read “Mistakes, Losses & Disappointments”
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