The only big difference between winning and losing is perspective. Losers lose because they give up. Losing is taking things at face value. (Or worse a negative value.) No is a Never. The end of a road is a dead end.
They see losing as something that is final and unchangeable.
Winners lose too.
But in their mind, they haven’t lost, they just haven’t won yet.
They have a keen desire to keep going past their failure after failure. They feel the same fears and doubts that losers do, but decide to push past them and find a way. Winners are rebellious that way. They aren’t necessarily setting the status quo on fire, but they are asking why things are the way they are.
We all have both a winner and loser inside us. A 50 50 split. But not like a coin toss, more like a fork in the road. The default way, and the way that requires effort. Winners choose effort every time. They don’t make things harder on purpose (usually not anyway) they just recognize that without the work to reach a goal, there isn’t meaning in having a goal. Winners choose effort again and again, which leads them to win more and more. Any loss is the opportunity for growth and lessons towards the future.
In my mind the ultimate loss is giving up by never even trying.
And the ultimate success is continuously striving for meaning and purpose until your so old you don’t know which way is Tuesday.
Stay BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
And wherever you are, keep smiling 🙂
— Josh Waggoner
“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” — Winston Churchill
“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” — Michael Jordan
“Winning is not a sometime thing; it’s an all the time thing. You don’t win once in a while… you don’t do things right once in a while… you do them right all the time. Winning is habit.” — Vince Lombardi