You Gotta Play to Win!

powerballIn 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 am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.”Abraham Lincoln

“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 by taking measured risks or throw caution to the wind? As always, your input and thoughts are of tremendous value and incredibly appreciated.


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  4. Bill Dorman says:

    How about ‘if you are not cheating, you aren’t trying; and it’s only cheating if you get caught’……….doh, I don’t think that’s a good one to follow, huh? Actually it’s a line the sports announcer personality Jim Rome uses on his syndicated talk show. Unfortunately, we see too many people follow that mantra.

    A few years back, a buddy and I decided to run a marathon. We set out a training schedule and stuck with it. This was going to be a distance that was one and a half times longer than I had ever run. That is why I liked this quote: “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” T.S. Eliot because each long training run we were increasing our distance, I was getting into uncharted territory. It gave me confidence that it was ok to push myself.

    Thanks for sharing the quotes; I enjoyed them. Hope you have a great weekend.
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    • Bill, you’re too funny! Lots of cheaters all around, just look at our lovely government! Ugh!! ;)

      A marathon?! Good for you!! Great comparision here sir – thank you! A marathon is such a huge accomplishment and one that takes as much mental training as physical I think. Indeed we’d be amazed at how much we’d accomplish, how far we’d go if we walked just walked foward with blind confidence and faith in ourselves. Easier said than done, but absolutely worth working towards!

      Thank you as always my friend for stopping by – you’re true blue!!

      Have a fantabulous week!!

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