The Difference in Winning and Success – Part One


There is a big difference between Winning and Success!

Winning is often emphasized and even placed above all other achievements.  This concept has been shared through competing which is as old as time itself.  You can obviously win and consider it a success; however you can also win and not have any success.  Most would ask, “how is this possible?”

Success is more about the details of what you want to achieve.  At a glimpse, it is all about your goals; however to say you just want to win isn’t detailed enough.  In a non-competitive example, lets say today you tapped everyone out on the mat at least once and no one tapped you out.  You would probably be feeling like you had a “win” of a day.  By face value you would be correct.  However, if your goal today was to work on leg locks while wrestling and you did a few but mostly won by arm bars… then you might have failed at your goal.  Your goal wasn’t to win.  It was to work on leg locks.   You didn’t specify that you wanted to win by leg locks.

So technically, if you worked your leg locks on everyone; but didn’t win every round you would have experienced the loss of the matches; but the personal satisfaction of success towards your goal!!!

Set yourself up for success first.  Plan and organize your goals before your training or plenty of time before your event.  Review your goals often and revamp them so that you can continue growing each day.  Watch how each day of success brings you closer to the “win”!!!

Guro Larry, Sonja, Lauren & Tori St. Clair

The Always Improving Martial Way Academy
Martial Arts Training and Fitness Education at its Best
Advocare Independent Distributor

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