Take a moment to think about the goal you’ve set for yourself.So is this why I never seem to achieve the success I want?
How committed are you to achieving this goal?
Under what conditions would you give up?
What if you wanted them so badly that you knew with absolute certainty that you would absolutely, positively never ever give up?
~ Goal Setting Course, Step 2
In one of her posts about a Kelly Sigler clinic, my friend Tenley talked about a book called Play to Win. In it, the author speaks about the difference between playing to win and playing NOT TO LOSE.
From the author's website:
Our lives are adventures. At work, at home, and in our communities, we undertake often-difficult endeavors in which the outcomes are unknown, where success and fulfillment are possible - not guaranteed - but only at the cost of working hard, taking risks, and sometimes even facing danger.For too long, I've been playing not to lose. It's time for a change.
On any adventure we have a choice. We can try to simply survive it - clinging to the hope we will get to the end unscathed - or we can try to thrive, allowing the adventure to grow us in ways we could not have imagined when we began. Clearly, the objective of the adventure of our lives is not simply to survive ("Whew, I got to my death safely!!") but to thrive in it and grow.
If you greatly desire something, have the guts to stake everything on obtaining it. ~ Brendan Francis