Wait, what? Winning when you lose?
No, this isn’t a post about giving everyone a gold star or participation ribbon. This is a post about looking for the win in the midst of what we would generally view as a loss.
It is possible to always be in a winning mindset. Almost. Things happen, life does what life does. We have circumstance and reasons all around us. Winning isn’t even a real thing, it’s a manufactured idea to counter the thought that losing is a bad thing.
Losing is an idea that insinuates there is a supreme right way to do a thing. All of this dissected and it is possible to win when you lose.
Let’s take an unmet goal, for instance, you maybe didn’t fulfill on a commitment, ok, got that, now what?
The actual win is the pivot of thought from ‘losing’ to ‘what now’. What is the next action that will bring you closer to your goal? That is where the win is.
Saying that you lost or failed is a way to stop the action. It’s an excuse to remove responsibility for the outcome. Nope. Time marches on and nothing stops without being replaced by something else.
What now? Make a new commitment. Look for the wins inside the rest that didn’t work out. Be that positive influence for yourself. It’s ok to acknowledge that the integrity of your commitment was off.
Don’t. Stop. Moving.