From our childhood to adulthood, we had always heard on various occasions from parents, family, relatives, teachers, friends that you should always have a strong will to win. Finishing at first position is what you should always desire. You should always be a winner. Winning is very important in life. Winners will always have a bright future. They will always be successful in every sphere of their life. They are praised by everyone. Therefore we all want to be a winner always, to be always ahead of everyone, everywhere and every time.
But what does winning actually mean? What is winning in its true sense? Who is a real winner? Is it to be always winning first place? Or is it to never be defeated by anyone? From broader point of view, we can say that Winning is all about fulfilling your dream and desires in your life. Each one of us has different aspirations and goals in our life and by fulfilling those aspirations and achieving those goals, we are winners in our own selves. May be its having peace of mind for some people, for others it might be to achieve their career goals and for few others it might be possession of material things.
As I sat to write what’s winning for me, I realized it is something much more that the literal meaning of the word. I was pondering over my thoughts and penned it down below what I feel is winning in its true sense means to me.
Winning for me is the feeling of happiness I have, whenever I look back into the journey of mine in my life towards my goals and the feeling of not regretting, that I have not put my best efforts in achieving those goals. May be I was not always successful and had faced failures sometimes. But I am satisfied that I had the courage to stand up again overcoming my weaknesses and shortcomings and had the persistence to pursue my goal. For some instance I could not finish first, but losing one battle does not mean that I am loser. At the end of day I am content that I have put my best efforts. Winning is all about attitude to win. It’s about keep on trying until you have achieved what you have desired for. It’s like trying your best and continuing improving yourself as you move forward to achieve your goal.
As rightly quoted by Jason Mraz, winning in its true sense is to be committed to win and keep on trying your best.
“You’re not obligated to win. You’re obligated to keep trying. To the best you can do every day.” – Jason Mraz
Winning in its whole perspective is a philosophy which we must follow in our life. It’s an attitude which we must possess in order to be winner in our life. It’s not winning about one event or coming at first place. Winning is continuous. Winners are those who constantly thrive to achieve the end result and not hindered by temporary hurdles or obstacles. Winners have a bigger picture of their goal in their mind. It’s not setting one goal and achieving it. It’s always about to setting a new goal every time you have achieved one. Commitment to win is more important than actual winning.
Winning is about delivering your best without worrying about end results. If we deliver our best and put our sincere efforts practicing the goal, then nobody make us stop from winning. For instance, if some actor performs in a movie for the sake of winning an award, he might not focus on his present. But if he put his best in his performance and acts as never before, he will have a deep satisfaction and peace of mind. He will be also content and will be happy with his performance. May be he end up not winning at an award, but winning is above that. He will be definitely applauded and admired for his role. You can take the example of Academy Award winner Lincoln movie star – Daniel Day-Lewis who is called a method actor just like our very own Aamir Khan who actually lives the role they act in the movie so that it looks real. Their hard work really does pays in the end and that stand them apart and they are actually a winner in their life.
Winning is a journey, not a destination. It is all about enjoying your journey towards your goal and giving whatever it means to achieve that goal. For being a winner, it’s not a competition with anyone other; it’s a competition with yourself, constantly improving yourself, overcoming your weakness & shortcomings and giving your best in every facet of life.
Winning is trying constantly to achieve your goals in life. Now the question arises at what cost? What is the price we are paying to achieve the goal? Is the goal worth pursuing for? Is the sacrifice we make is worth to achieve that goal? Now this is a question of personal choices and values. For me, to achieve your goal following your values and principles is winning in its true sense. Winning is all about to boost your self-respect and self-esteem. There is no point in winning if it means losing your self- respect and self-esteem. If you lost your self to be a winner, may be you will be winner in other’s eyes. But will you consider yourself a winner? The answer is with you. Winning is not about victorious always, it might also be sometimes accepting defeat for a good cause.
Winning is about taking others along with you in your quest. Now what if I had achieved excellence in every sphere of life and am a winner throughout my life, but there is nobody with whom I can share my happiness and joy. Is it winning in real sense? Is this not a hollow victory? For me reaching your goal with no one to share the joy is void and meaningless. Winning makes sense for me only when my loved ones are with me when I reached my final destination. Without them it will be meaningless and hopeless. To be happy in others successes also as you are in yours. What if we are basking in our glory of success and there are your loved ones who are suffering? Will you be happy? Winning is to give happiness and joy to those who are devoid of it. It might mean that you lend a helping hand to someone who is need for your help & support.
Winning it trying to be better human being each day, trying to be happier and makes other happy too, trying to be make world a better place each day. Till then keep winning and hoping to see the winners myself in live and person…
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