Are You in It to Win It?
Have you ever heard, “It isn’t whether you win or lose; it is how you play the game”? I’m sure you have. But do you know who said it? Some guy who came in second place!
It presupposes, and strongly suggests, that being a winner and or playing the game to win are two options that are employed be the rich and if we are going to be rich or well off then we need to copy the actions of the rich and Successful people and by mimicking what they do that gives them success and when we do the same actions we will also have the same success results that they have.
We should do everything we can to win at this game called life. But we ought to make sure to do all that we can to help others win, and in that process we will help ourselves as well.
Here are few thoughts on playing to win.
Any business worth doing is worth pursuing to success.
If I get into a business, I play to win. Because what value is there in joining a company if your intention or thought is only to expect someone else is going to make you rich, because that will never happen no matter what company you connect with, so you need to make sure you apply yourself by being active and following the process. And what benefits are there in acting or behaving like a slacker? What virtue or purpose is there in mediocrity? None. I take every facet of life serous and apply myself to win—spiritually, financially, physically, emotionally, even relationally—in every area of my life we must assume the leadership position.
It is good to win.
We live in an age where people are looking for people who are winners to connect with, not losers. Many people in our society have given up because they see no way to win, but; I would like to draw your attention to the comment that says “Necessity is the mother of Invention” So when things get tight like they are today, that’s the time for us to take a serious look at what else we can do as an alternative. It is good to push ourselves, to stretch and reach for victory.
There doesn’t have to be a loser in life.
Yes, in team sports there will always be losers, but in life, we can all win. Because we can all strive for the best and give it our all to win by working together. Winners are the people who take actions and move families, businesses, organizations, cities and countries ahead. Winners are the movers and shakers who push progress. You don’t think a couch potato will cure cancer or discover the next great technology, do you? No, it will be someone who has chosen to be a winner!
Winner’s help others to win.
Today we need to have a mentality where we choose to work together with others in the process. Good people, those who pursue winning by a choice of conduct of excellence, are also people who stop to help others so that they, also, have an opportunity to enjoy the spoils of victory. Pursue to win, but help others achieve success in all areas of life.
Winners make everyone better. I will be better because the winner will make me grow in every area of my life. Winners promote growth for even those who would otherwise be losers so that they, too, can become winners.
Questions for reflection:
• Are you afraid of winning?
• Do you think it is wrong to win?
• Are you living each area of your life as though you are a winner?
• Are you enjoying your wins?
• Are you helping others win with you?
Friends, we need to play in the game of life completely. That means doing what it takes to make the goal or cross the finish line. You may have to slow your pace or change your strategy along the way, but stay in it and win it!