How to Win

The key to winning is not just a matter of luck, hours of practice, or willpower. It combines all three meshed together like a piece of braided hair.

You cannot win a race just by focusing on the finish line. You must know how many strides it takes to win and master every single stride so that winning will become a habit and not a goal.

After you have mastered every stride, you must put yourself in the correct position to win. You will rarely see a sprinter setting up to throw the javelin and vice versa. Both athletes must master two different processes to win and set themselves up for victory by applying their talents in the correct areas.

The willpower to win should not need to be explained. If you do not have the will to win, you will only be able to go as far as your natural talent can take you.

A few extra steps can be achieved through practice, but willpower is how you prevail in the end. In sports, this is the difference between a conference champion and a league champion. That’s why we hear about so many underdog success stories. The underdog goes through the same process as the favored person. They practice just as hard; they may even have just enough talent to compete, but that willpower ultimately leads them to victory.

The key to winning is to intertwine will power with practice and luck. Intertwining these three elements means you have to want to work hard, commit to working hard and be ready for your opportunity to let your hard work carry you to success.

Much like a braided piece of hair, the more strands of hair you have to intertwine, the stronger the braid.

Acknowledge the process.

Trust the process.

Embrace the process.