As a big sports fan, I love competitive sport and I have been thinking a lot about winning and why many don’t have that attitude either in their life or their business.
“The Last Dance” show on Netflix about Michael Jordan has been incredible learning full of stories and lessons about leadership, courage, resilience, attitude, and winning.
For Michael Jordan, it was about winning at all costs: “I play to win, whether during practice or a real game. And I will not let anything get in the way of me and my competitive enthusiasm to win.” And “If you quit once it becomes a habit.”
Vince Lombardi, one of the best American football coaches said: “Winning is not a sometime thing; it’s an all-time thing. You don’t win once in a while, you don’t do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.”
This reminds me that many businesses are not playing to win the big game. They play to get some level of success, but they set the bar too low. They don’t play to dominate their market. They settle for just good results and they don’t keep the winning attitude and the same hunger they probably had in the first place.
Churchill said: “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference”.
Do you have the right attitude to win?