Playing To Win Vs Playing Not To Lose

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As we get ready for the climax of the NCAA Division I College Basketball Champions, better known as the Men’s & Women’s Final Four, now is a great time to look at the two tournaments as they have progress so far and reflect on a common sports analogy, playing to win versus playing not to lose.

Playing to win means taking advantage of opportunities and taking chances that could help you increase your standing, whether you are ahead or behind. Playing not to lose means focusing on the safe distance between you and you opponent, trying to slowly widen the gap in your favor and not allow team momentum to switch.

Playing to win brings excitement and drama to a game. Playing not to lose slows down the experience for everyone.

Playing to win means leaving everything you came into the build with on the court, whether you ultimately win or lose, and know that you couldn’t have possible pushed out any more effort. Playing not to lose will leave you wondering if you couldn’t have scored more, achieved more, produced more, whether you ultimately win or lose, and leaves you with a what if feeling.

Warriors and heroes play to win, and live with the consequence. Bureaucrats and politicians play not to lose, and have to defend the consequences.

Do you live your life with a sense of adventure? Do you push yourself to your personal limits everyday to see just how far and how fast and how long you can go?

Do you live your life questioning the motives of others? Do you guard yourself and your positions and your possessions against any sort of loss?

Are you playing to win in life, or just playing not to lose?


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