This week I had a chance to give a keynote to a couple hundred high school students for the Wyoming DECA Leadership Conference. My message was based on a football analogy and I asked the question – Are you just playing not to lose or are you playing to win?
I think this is such a poignant question for each of us to ask.
In your life right now, are you just playing not to lose or are you playing to win?
Playing not to lose means that you are coasting, doing the minimums, just getting by.
When you play to win in your life – you are striving. You have set goals and are stretching yourself.
Playing to win means constantly growing and contributing. It means taking responsibility for your success and stepping up to the challenges your face.
Playing to win means being a leader – in your family, with your friends, at your work and in your community.
Playing to win makes all the difference in the world. Make sure you are living your life that way.
P.S. I shared some strategies on how to play to win – but I’m curious to hear yours. What are you doing to play to win in your life?