Thursday, May 2, 2013

Winning Begins With Your Mind

Hey there! Welcome back to my blog. Wow! Things in life seem to be happening at lightning speed. I can’t believe two months have passed since I last shared thoughts on my page. We all know life happens but please pray for me as I make every effort to stay on task going forward. :-) I will not be defeated. That brings me to what I want to talk about today. Today, I'd like to talk about winning.

I bet we can all agree that most people like to win, right? There’s a lot to be said about what it takes to be a winner. Likewise, there are also many adages about winning.  For example, it’s been said that it’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the game. There is definitely some truth to that. However, it doesn’t matter how you play the game if you don’t believe you can win. When it comes to winning, the most important thing is the condition of your mind. You have to believe you can win. Period. If you tell yourself you can’t, you have already been defeated. You can be bigger and even be more experienced, but if you are defeated in your mind, size and all the training in the world doesn’t matter.

For example, In 1 Samuel 17, the Bible tells us about a teenage boy named David, who went to battle against a giant Philistine warrior named Goliath. Without a doubt, anyone looking at the situation would be convinced that all the cards were stacked against David. Nonetheless, David’s smaller stature and all the threats and insults hurled by the burly Goliath were no threat to David. In spite of it all, David went into the battle with much boldness and confidence and ultimately defeated Goliath. It is this type of confidence that separates winners from losers. Therefore, with all the adages about winning, I resolve to this one, ninety percent of winning is believing that you can. An author by the name of Jamerson Frank once said, “Our greatest battles are with our own minds.” 

Until next time, I hope you have been encouraged, empowered, enriched and enlightened. 

Peace and blessings,