There are two style to play the most beautiful game. The first one is to play to win and the second one is to play not to lose. Which one are you?
This styles can be related to any part of our life. As students facing an exam, they may play to score straights ‘A’s or to play not to fail. In college, students may play to score distinction for their assignments or to play just to get a pass. In the working world, a sales employee in a company may play to hit above their target required or to play, just to hit their minimum sales target.
As we can observe that life has all got to do with the type of playing style you play. You may work everyday and not enjoying what you do but somehow you still do it just to survive or to pass the day. Well, it is nothing wrong with that of cause but somehow life can be much more meaningful if we play to win. In life, we must always choose to achieve our dream, our career, our passion, to always play to win. Tom Brady, an NFL player said ‘True competitors are the one always playing to win’. The one that differentiate you and others is the desire to play to win whether in school, work or career.
Profile of a winning team – They play to win. They have a winning altitude. They keep improving. They make their teammates more successful. -John C. Maxwell-
If we watch a football game, a team playing not to lose can be very dull and it’s a bore. And sometimes, our life can be pretty much sum up like that if we choose to live not to lose. Our life has no sense of purpose and meaning. You could be living a dull life. But when we watch a team going all out playing to win, it can be so exciting and the atmosphere around is all lifted. Therefore, when we choose to play to win in life, our life too will change for the better. It is more exciting and you find meaning and purpose in your life. Hence, in whatever you choose to do in life, always play to win.
However, sometimes when we play to win doesn’t mean that we will automatically win as we may lose some games, some parts in our life. But the winning altitude always never give up as this may be just a dry spell in life. With the right winning altitude, you will continue to improve and sooner then later, you are back to your winning ways. The key is always to have the right passion along with altitude in whatever you choose to do in life, then, you will begin to see the fruit of your harvest. In conclusion, remember to always PLAY TO WIN!