Hey Transformers! Trevor Buccieri here and welcome to your weekly minute mindset.
No winning is not everything but when it comes down to your own personal goals, just playing just doesn't cut it.
When we play something like a sport, we participate for enjoyment and also to be a part of something special.
When we start playing around with our personal goals and dreams, there is much more on the line, and taking our focus off the win can be detrimental.
Every single person is different and we all hold varying degrees of importance on our own personal goals. That said, I think we can all agree, when we fail to reach our personal goals and give up on them, it knocks us down a peg.
Why? Because in someway shape or form, it causes us to doubt ourselves which leads to a questioning of our own capabilities and self worth.
Again as we said before, winning is not everything but at the same time when it comes to your personal goals, casual play just won't do. Playing for the win becomes a must.
Does this mean you will be victorious every time? Well… No and yes.
You may not win the battle in front of you and that's not a problem at all as long as you played to win.
If you played to win, you gave it everything you had and you left it all on the field. The experience provided you with feedback enabling you to adjust and go after it again and again with greater preparation every single time.
Being consistently persistent with your pursuit and your efforts, there is no loss because you are playing for the win over and over again knowing failure in the long term is not an option.
When you play this way, you ultimately win the war.
What's even more interesting is when we look at breaking boundaries. The greater the challenge we receive along the way, the greater the value we build around attaining the goal.
That being said, if we don't fall along the way, The value of playing for the win is not as high and ultimately not as fulfilling.
So take a good look at your goals and ask yourself if you are playing for the win. Are you doing everything in your power to learn from your past experiences and approach the challenge differently time and time again?
If you answered no and in fact are no longer playing for the win, I challenge you to re-visualize what you want at this point and time in your life, and mark this as the turning point where again you have become laser focused and relentless in your efforts to play for that win.
Have an outstanding inspired rest of your day!