You Gotta Play to Win!

In the game of life, you gotta play to win.

In love, you gotta expose your heart and love big to win.

In business, you gotta focus on those customers and gain their loyalty to win.

As an entrepreneur, you need to put your own skin in the game to win.

In sales, you gotta makes those calls and call backs to win.

If you don’t play, you don’t win. Period.

And don’t forget, playing involves risk. Period.

Quotes on Risk-Taking:

“The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing, and becomes nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn and feel and change and grow and love and live.” Leo F. Buscaglia

“Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one’s ideas, to take a calculated risk – and to act.” Andre Malraux

“Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinions of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.” Katherine Mansfield

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” T.S. Eliot

“He who risks and fails can be forgiven. He who never risks and never fails is a failure in his whole being.” Paul Tillich

Great Winning Quotes:

“You can’t be a winner and be afraid to lose.” Charles Lynch

“Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.” Muhammad Ali

“The first man gets the oyster, the second man gets the shell.” Andrew Carnegie

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” Michael Jordan

“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 habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.” Vince Lombardi

“Failure is only the opportunity to more intelligently begin again.” Henry Ford

So, do you play to win? How important is winning to you? Are you big on risk-taking? Are your risks methodical and measured or do you throw caution to the wind?