Winning

“Every day, in everything you do, your wins are waiting for you. They’re everywhere.” – Tim Grover from “Winning”

I never used to think this way. I’m now only learning to realize this fact: each decision I make is an opportunity to win or lose.

The win is usually internal. It’s a decision that requires me to win a moment. A battle contest between me and myself.

Wins come in the form of getting out of bed in time to get a workout in. A win is making that phone call. A win is shutting down social media and getting after your work. A win is speaking gratitude and encouragement to your spouse or friend or child or parent.

Winning is a habit. Winning these internal battles leads to winning other competitions over time, to winning and achieving long-term goals.

Whenever we hear ourselves say, “I have plenty of time” or “This isn’t that important”, we’re on the verge of a loss. Devastating in that moment? Not anymore than one hamburger will give you heart disease. But over time? Repeating those excuses? Yes. Extremely devastating.

Build winning habits. String together small incremental wins. Daily. Hourly. When outside competition presents itself, you’ll be prepared.

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