A long time ago, I read somewhere that in sports, there’s no difference between the winning team and the losing team. They both sacrifice blood, sweat, and tears preparing for the game, and they both equally work their asses off. It’s just that only one can get the W. This process of winning and losing repeats forever and ever, and in the long run, the statistical differences between all the teams become negligible. But the athletes and teams don’t care about this fact. They continue to prepare day and night so that they can position themselves to win the next game. Because they believe they can win. And that’s what make sports so wonderful.
Like professional athletes, we go through daily struggles of success and failures. In the long run, we have as many failures as successes. I would go on to say that there’s no difference in someone who is successful and someone who have failed. But to reach this status, they have to work tirelessly day and night to position themselves to succeed tomorrow. Much like the athletes that we gravitate towards to, everyone has to believe that they can win too.
So don’t look to grade yourself based on your current accomplishments. Instead, evaluate your work ethic and your mentality. Are you preparing tirelessly, day and night, so that you have a better position to succeed than the day before? Do you believe you can win? Very few want to play the game of life. But if there’s no such thing as winners or losers, then what’s keeping you from answering yes to the previous questions?
Prepare, position, then go play. That’s all you need to do for the upcoming games.