I live for the thrill of victory and winning. I am unsure of what gave me the quest to be a winner. If it was my surroundings growing up from teachers, family, and peers or if it was when I was racing.
In life I strive to be the absolute best at anything I touch. I pour in 110% behind everything no matter how little or small it may be.
Since I got hurt and was forced to quit racing, I didn’t know if I would ever have that same burning desire to win like I once did. Luckily starting my own business has ignited that flame even brighter than it once was.
My advice for anyone who is out there competing and not seeing the results would be these items:
- Do you love what you are doing?
- Are you dedicating the time needed?
- Have you asked for help?
- What drives you to succeed?
If you don’t love what you are doing you are always going to struggle to win. Having a love for something makes doing the hard things easier. Does it mean that it’s impossible? NO, you can still do it, but it is going to take a lot more effort.
Which brings us to the time needed to get your results. Often people see winners as lucky, yet they don’t see the amount of effort that is put in to get there. If you are going to do something pour in as much time to it as you can.
In today’s world some people look at asking for help as weak. Personally, I look at asking for help or advice as a strong trait. It means you are humble and want to learn. No one person has all the answers and the sooner you realize this the sooner you will get to the finish line. There are so many people out there willing to help you just go ask!
If you don’t have a driving purpose behind you why even compete! For myself it is the freedom I am after. To be able to take a day off and spend it with my kids. Travel to their athletics or educational events as they get older. For others it could be money or fame. Whatever it is find it and make sure you remind yourself of it every day!
We did a great podcast on that HERE!
In conclusion I will say that Winners WIN! It is just who they are as individuals. I will leave it with a quote to sum up everything I have said.
“Winners never quit and quitters never win” Vince Lombardi