We all love to win!

Whether big or small you’d be hard pressed to find someone who didn’t like a win every now and again.

Yet as much as we love winning, want to win and hope to win – so few of us actually plan to win.

So the result can’t be surprising when our losses are more than any wins we’d hoped for.

Failing to plan is planning to fail.
– Benjamin Franklin

And if we do plan, set the goals, work hard and get the win, what happens next? Most of us quit just after a win. Sounds ridiculous right?

But it’s what many of us do. 

How many times have you lost the same weight?

Finished the book, the course, the training…?

Did you ever train for a race, speech, event…then what?

We think, “whew, that’s done!”

How many of us actually use crossing the finish line (the “win”) to:

  • evaluate our performance?
  • use it as a catalyst to do better next time?
  • decide what’s next based on what we learned from this WIN?

And when I say win, I mean the DOING!

Maybe you won’t place first, lose all the weight in the planned time frame, deliver the greatest speech or host the best event, BUT you can certainly learn from what you DID.  

You see, you cannot improve on what you do not do! Doing is better than wishing or hoping for a win, it’s progress toward the win. 

Progress brings momentum. Momentum brings confidence and confidence brings belief. With belief comes ACTION!

So never be satisfied with crossing the finish line, focus on getting better! Now that you’ve done “it” – how much faster/better can it be done next time?

Sometimes improvement is better than achievement. Don’t stop at the achievement, use it to make your best improvements!

Learning to win beyond the finish line right there with you,

Deana

What’s something you’ve improved recently? What have you learned from your last win?

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