You’re made to win. The only barriers to winning are the ones you allow to invade your mind.
If you decide you’re going to win, you will… it’s that simple.
The question is, what about your approach? What kind of an approach are you using to win?
Are you walking out onto a basketball court wearing baseball cleats on your feet? That’s clearly the wrong outfit.
No matter how much you’ve practiced, and no matter how refined your skills might be…
The wrong approach will get in the way of winning.
The baseball cleats for a basketball game example may seem strange. You might think, “That’s so obvious, nobody would do that.”
But consider this. There’s always a choice you can make, a bunch of different ways to get from A to B.
These choices and these different approaches you can take will determine how much you win. They’ll also determine what kind of a win you achieve.
The best outcome is a win-win, where your victory is shared by somebody else. This is what happens when you’re in The Source Energy and when connections are made.
So focus on your approach to winning and focus on your approach to life.
You can see right and wrong approaches everywhere.
What happens to the manager who tries to get employees to work harder by being a grouch and showing up for work every day in a bad mood? What does this approach get?
Employees will scatter, and relationships will disappear.
So let me ask you…
What’s your own personal approach?
The Winning Approach
You can’t get away from having an approach. It’s part of the way we behave. For instance…
Some people take a “wait and see” approach. Others take the approach that life is tough, and they’ll work through their difficulties.
What path are you pursing so you can win?
Is the approach you’re taking right now something deliberate, something you think about, or have you fallen into a pattern of behavior that you’re not really aware of?
The right approach is all you need to win. You pay attention, you keep taking productive and positive actions, and you keep noticing that you’re winning.
You monitor whether this approach is working or not. You make any adjustments that are needed, and then you keep going.
If I asked you to write down your approach, what would it be? Would your approach mention that you’re committed to winning, to doing what it takes to achieve your goals?
And what about your approach to living, and cherishing life itself, noticing the beauty and the joy that other people may never see?
These are a few ingredients of a winning approach.
What Winning Is Really All About
It doesn’t matter if you’re a sports fan. I love sports, and there are lessons from sports we can all learn from.
There are athletes and coaches who have lived remarkable and rewarding lives off the field or away from the basketball court.
One of the most inspiring was Jim Valvano, Jimmy V.
He coached at Johns Hopkins, Connecticut, Bucknell, Iona, and most memorably, for ten years, at North Carolina State. That’s where his underdog team won a national college basketball championship.
After his career, Valvano gave a now legendary speech. He told his audience…
“I just got one last thing, I urge all of you, all of you, to enjoy your life, the precious moments you have. To spend each day with some laughter and some thought, to get you’re emotions going.”
At the 1993 ESPY Awards, Jimmy V told his audience to laugh, think, and cry each day, and he said “don’t give up. Don’t ever give up.”
Two months later he passed away from adenocarcinoma, a glandular cancer.
Jim Valvano’s approach, when he was battling cancer, was to keep his life as normal as possible.
“Now I’m fighting cancer, everybody knows that. People ask me all the time about how you go through your life and how’s your day, and nothing is changed for me.”
This is what I mean by an approach.
So, here’s what you can do.
Winning is not an overnight sensation. Winning in life is not picking the numbers for a lottery and getting instant gratification.
It’s not unusual for worthwhile things in life to take longer to arrive than you anticipate.
But being patient doesn’t mean accepting the fact that you need to spend years and years working on something before you can enjoy results.
Nothing could be farther from the truth.
You may have heard that it takes 10,000 hours to get good at something… and actually master it.
This is a theory that the writer Malcolm Gladwell suggested in his book, Outliers.
This is nonsense. I told my students about this and I used the word “spurious” to describe this kind of thinking.
Sure, it might take a while to get good at something, and clearly there’s nothing wrong with practice. But the reason I question the “10,000 Hour” theory is how those hours are spent.
If you’re learning a specific skill, whether it’s playing a guitar or analyzing a balance sheet, your progress depends on a number of factors…
- The quality of your teacher.
- Your motivation to learn.
- The related knowledge and skills you have when you start.
- Your dedication.
- Your passion.
All sorts of factors come into play. They can affect you on the way to your goal.
There’s something else. It’s your Energy.
This is The Source Energy, taught by The Masters of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
These are the men who begrudgingly shared their knowledge with me when I traveled again and again to The Sacred Mountains of China.
The Source Energy I help you connect with lets you create massive change and unparalleled personal achievement.
Great relationships, high performance, and winning without constantly banging your head against the wall.
They can be yours when your approach draws on The Source Energy. These things happen when you connect all the sensors in your body to the infinite number of vibrations that are part of The Source Energy.
Interested? All it takes is an open mind and some curiosity.
Take a look at it.
Let The Energy Make Your Personal Journey More Fun
There are all sorts of approaches you can take, and when you’re in The Energy, you’re able to see, feel, and hear more of them. Your awareness is fine-tuned so you make the best choice out of these approaches.
That’s what my student Julie M. did. She wrote me a note and told me…
“I had turned my chronic health conditions around through Bulletproof and joined their coaching program which led to much growth and self-discovery. I first encountered Dr. B in Denver at the Headstrong book tour. I was fortunate enough to attend the Be Unlimited event where we spent a day with Dr. B learning about and experiencing The Energy.”
“I knew this was the next path to follow, without having a specific desired outcome. Nine months later, I am a much-improved person.”
“From relationships to handling challenges, it amazes me how far I have come. I entered the program trying to build my business and feeling lost, now it is all coming together and will be better than I imagined, with the support of the most incredible community.”
You Can Do The Same Thing Julie Did
Once you decide you’re going to win…
Once you decide on an approach…
And once you’re committed to a life of better relationships, better health, and better financial success…
You can draw on the infinite power of The Source Energy to make your journey even more rewarding, more enjoyable, and more successful. You can make progress with less efforts and in less time.
The Energy removes obstacles. It clears the way for you to spend your days the way you’d like to spend them.
Getting started is easy.
So give your approach some thought.
Find the correct way to win in the present, with whatever you want to get done.
Every single time you have a project, if you do something and it works, don’t you want to keep doing it, and keep having fun?
Whatever you’re doing, you want to keep it enjoyable.
That’s your future, and the approach that makes your projects and every aspect of your days enjoyable will nourish your life with both fulfillment and fun.