Five Tips to Winning

It’s my favorite time of the year — football season! In honor of the upcoming season, I have compiled five tips to winning not only on the field, but also in your everyday life.

1. Detach yourself from the outcome
Winning is very important in sports and life, but once we set our goal, we must detach from it and focus in on the moment. We must be present. Your end goal may be to win the Super Bowl but you must detach from that and focus on the current game. We must connect to goodness, and release ourselves from the outcome of our actions. Knowing that we do everything that we can to succeed will lead us to the ultimate goal.

2. Surround yourself with the right people and the right ideas
Be a winner by being with the people that you care about the most. If you don’t start with the right people and the right ideas, it’s impossible to end up with them. Make sure that you are a good teammate. Show me your friends, and I’ll show you your future. Make sure that the people around you make you feel good, and you do the same for them. If not, we must find a way to separate ourselves from the negative energy so that we all can succeed and stay present. Remember to use the cancel, clear, and connect to stay free from the wrong ideas.

3. Have a clear, balanced, and focused vision
One of the best ways to win is to have a specific vision of what you need to do and where you need to go. We must have clarity in what we want. We must balance it with the values that we have, our personal experiential giving and receiving values. Then, get extremely focused on what we need to do. Clarity gives us momentum so we must make sure that that momentum and balance will take us where we need to go.

4. Have confidence
Confidence is the predecessor to inspiration. Make sure that you’re prepared to win. Trust the systems and practices that you have in place. Believe in yourself, your teammates, and your skills. Even if people don’t believe in you, you must not listen to the opinions of others.

5. Ask for help
Utilize the Ben Franklin effect, as well as the reverse Ben Franklin effect. Ask for help from your teammates, the coaches, and owner. Offer your help to see what you can do for them. A team that does not work together will not have its peak efficiencies.

These are the five tips to achieving the victories you seek in life and on the field.

By: David Meltzer

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