I Play Not To LOSE, But Not To WIN


Someone told me that I play not to LOSE, but not to WIN.  I’m reflecting on how I’m currently handling a situation and I think they’re right.  Guess I play it safe to prevent myself from ‘losing’.

I’m learning that I must accept the possibility and risk of losing that comes along with a potential WIN.  I’ve been playing from a place of fear- I must move past fear and press on with the intent to WIN

One thing I’m realizing is that I’ve never really had to fight for much.  Don’t get me wrong, life itself can be a battle at times, but when it comes to specifics like opportunities and relationships, they’ve just happened for me.

I’ve never really had to prove myself or show someone that I’m the one.  I’m used to people just knowing.  They know me, my abilities, my character, or my skills so I’ve just been given what I wanted. 

Trust me I’m not bragging, because now I’m realizing that everything that’s for me may not just be handed to me.

So, what do I do?  How do I fight for what I believe is mine?  How do I put myself out there with the determination to WIN– no matter what?

I don’t know the answer, but this is something that I better start focusing on.  I guess everything that’s mine won’t just be handed to me.  Darn it.  I better learn how to play to WIN in every area of my life.


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