Stay positive, stay loose
What is the difference between playing to win and playing not to lose? When you play to win, you play boldly and loose, with the willingness to take risks without succumbing to fear. When you play not to lose, you play guarded and tight, with a reluctancy to take any risks. Playing to win is proactive. Playing not to lose is reactive. Each involves an entirely different mindset, which results in different stories you repeat to yourself. One says, “I hope we win,” which pulls you toward a positive result. The other says, “I hope we don’t lose,” which ends up pushing you toward a negative outcome.
Whatever thought that is prominent in your mind is most likely to transform itself into the world of form. Have you ever repeatedly said to yourself, “Whatever you do, don’t mess up?” Then what happens? You do exactly what you were trying not to do! You mess up! When you focus on how much you don’t want to lose, the thought of losing is prominent. If you focus on how much you want to win, then winning becomes most prominent. One thought transforms into a belief that weakens you, while the other strengthens you. Your actions will follow your thoughts and beliefs. Stay positive, stay loose, and always play to win!