Instinct To Win

Silhouette of motivated woman demonstrating a fighting spirit in nature

Fighting Spirit

It’s not enough to want to win. You must have the instinct to win and if you don’t have it, you better well learn how to develop it. An instinct is an innate pattern of behavior in response to certain stimuli. The key word is innate. Many lack the natural drive to win or the fighting spirit to get back up from one’s losses and head back into the ring.

Not having the instinct to win does not mean that you cannot develop it as second nature. But developing a behavior as second nature does not come easily. It takes much practice and hard work to acquire a winning mentality, the necessary stamina, the right resources and even the valuable connections.

A lot of people also make the mistake of trying to win on their own; essentially taking all the credit and placing themselves on a pedestal. If heading down this road, then you will be in for a quick surprise. These selfish paths often lead to a dead end “right quick.” You should always be willing to work in a team when it comes to winning.

There is no sport, job or activity in this world that revolves around winning solo. For instance, tennis, golf, boxing and chess players mostly all have coaches. Businessmen, doctors, lawyers and entrepreneurs mostly all have supervisors and colleagues who they can run thoughts, ideas and questions by.

You cannot win on your own for too long. But you also cannot win on your own without a fighting spirit. You need to be willing to embrace the spurts of motivation that pop up at random times of the day and capitalize on them. Many people experience motivation but do not harness this energy; it gets redirected into laziness or passive activities.

If you want to be the best, then you have to start thinking like the best. This doesn’t mean that you should become arrogant or cocky; that’s another road that often turns into a dead end “right quick.” You can easily be winning and still be a caring, loving, compassionate and respectable person.

Never allow the idea of winning to get to your head and change your personality for the worse. Remain humble, dedicated and carry yourself with dignity. Show the world that you are great at winning, while still remaining respectably stylish in character. If you can do this, then even more doors will open up for you!

Are you Ready? (This is Defeating Stigma Mindfully)

To Win Is To Suffer

Young man reaching his arms up high after winning

Keep Pushing The Limits

Perseverance, persistence, confidence, repetition, hard work, motivation, etc. All of these traits are necessary to push to the next level and elevate your status. But to achieve higher levels of success requires experiencing more hurdles of pain. Without pain, there is no easy ride.

Many obstacles can present themselves on your path to success. But obstacles are not meant to be viewed in a negative manner; they are there to help you develop more resilience and strength. Some obstacles are more difficult than others; but the more difficult ones bring the most memorable rewards.

To develop an attitude of winning is to remain humble, hungry and respectful to yourself and to others around you; those who are not, only win to a certain extent. What comes around goes around: to consistently win and climb the ladder of success requires a persona that can be appreciated by many.

The consequence of winning is recognition: people notice when achievements are earned. To win is to achieve a successful result in a contest, conflict or endeavor; every human being wants to win! It’s a natural feeling that brings joy, bliss and a sense of well-being.

Many people don’t achieve their full potential because they become comfortable with their current level of success. If you have achieved success, why stop now? As long as your mind, body and soul are willing, that means that there is more gas in the tank for you to keep pushing the limits!

Most importantly, the process of winning is meant to be fun. That means that the process of suffering is meant to be fun, since to win is to suffer. Fun means enjoyment, amusement or lighthearted pleasure. Why is suffering fun? Because it brings you one step closer to achieving your goals!

But the actual process of suffering feels miserable. It’s accompanied by pain, tears, stress, anger, sadness and uncertainty. But remind yourself that without experiencing these emotions, it becomes very difficult to win and achieve success. Therefore, retrain your mind to view suffering as a fun process, that will one day deliver you the goods which you have longed for!

Are you Ready? (This is Defeating Stigma Mindfully)