Winning is not everything, It is the only thing !!



Winning is the word we listen daily, think and plan about it, our fast running life revolves around this word; everyone here and there is running in some competitions or preparing to do so; everyone wants to win but what actually the meaning of word ‘winning’ is and where lies it’s worth? Winning is totally subjective thing and it differs person to person as it might be very crucial to win a race for an athlete while it meant to be life for someone to save his love or clearing his exams. 'Winning to me is not to stop trying.'

“Most people give up just when they are about to win, they quit on one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown.”   ~ Ross Perot 

Ingredients for recipe named “Winning” 

As we all know what winning takes: discipline, self confidence, strong will power, talent and lots of hard work but there are some other ingredients which will affect the results and enhance the probability of winning. 

1) Decision making Decision might not affect in short-term period but it will surely affect long-term competitions of life. Taking better decision at moment is not always easy especially when there are other options are also available. I am not saying I always take good decisions; I have taken many wrong decisions in my life which led me to a wrong lane but I’ve learnt from them and they were the decisions which I chosen at the time for the best possible way yet they proved me wrong. 

So decision making boost up my self-confidence for my next phase of life where I will surely choose better option in future. It encourages me ‘Yes dude, what to think when you’ve decided, just do it.’ Decision making also protects you from being idle for a long time hence you can utilize your time in best possible way. 

“If you are confused about what to do, it is a sign that your opposition is winning.” ~ Toba Beta 

2) Aggression You might think what role does aggression play in winning, for me it do the work by keeping me in competition, it brings the possibility of winning even in the condition where I’m about to lose, it says ‘Game is not over, try harder, you can achieve it’. 

Aggression is thing which keeps you involving in the game and resist the most dangerous enemy of us ‘Laziness’. Where aggression there is is no chance of laziness to affect us and in the absence of aggression slowly laziness covers up us and the final result is ‘Give Up’ means losing. 

“The real glory is being knocked to your knees and then coming back, That’s real winning. That’s the essence of it.” ~ Vince Lombardi 

3) Failures Failure ensures winning, what a contradictory word but it’s a fact. Failures are the stepping stones for success. Once great Michael Jordon said “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career, I’ve lost almost 300 games, 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the winning shot and missed; I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that’s why I succeeded.” 

The one thing which we should ensure that we will learn from failures and not to repeat same mistakes again and why to do so when there are many more mistakes available to do. Winning is a habit but unfortunately losing also, but if see failures as bridge to our success, we’ll surely win. 

Winning to me is not to stop trying. 


I am a student of computer science aged just 22, surely life has very much more for me ahead, there might be some time very depressing and stressful, there might be a period where I am about to losing hope, I have to take many important decisions in life some might fail some will succeed but one thing I can ensure I will try my best to attempt, I’m not going to give up easily that’s why a better tomorrow awaiting for me. Winning is not an option it’s the only option. 

Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence. The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning. ~ Denis Waitley

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(Sachin)

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