Are you a winner or a loser? Here’s the deal, everybody want to be around winners. Nobody wants to be around losers. I don’t mean to be disrespectful or I don’t want to sound descending but you know how other people always sounds winning and some people are always losing? What side are you on? At the end of the day, everybody just wants to be around winners and nobody wants to be around losers.
I just want to share today how important is to understand winners do certain things and losers do certain things besides winning and losing. Here is what winners do and what losers do. For those of you who don’t know my story, I’ve been a physical therapist for 15 years and for about four or five of those years, from 2003 for like 2007, I worked with professional tennis players. I worked with two number 1 tennis players in the world and I had a little bit of travelling with them and I was a consultant for WTA tour and I saw people that were constantly winning.
Are you a winner or a loser?
I worked with people day in and day out that are constantly winning. I want to explain to you about something that happens in tennis. In tennis, most people win by other person’s errors which are called “unforced errors”. Meaning they hit the ball and you hit it right to the net or the opponent hits the ball and they hit it beyond the baseline. Those are called unforced errors which means you are just winning when the other person messed up. This are things that are totally in their control but they are constantly are messing up. That is how most people lose. They lose because of unforced errors. What does this mean? This actually mean stuff in life. There are certain things that you have total control over and there are things that you don’t have total control over. You have control over getting up earlier than everybody else. You have control over getting to school on time. You have control on getting to work on time. Now I’m in a 60-day program and now I’m in day 43. I have control of actually committing to the program and working out every single day. What I don’t have control over is other things like the weather. I don’t have a control over that. I don’t have control over if one of my four kids gets sick or if my wife gets sick. I don’t have control over some of those things but I do have control over myself. I can make thing happen. What we have to do is to learn to minimize the unforced errors. Those are the things that we actually have control over.
I went to a restaurant yesterday and I have control on what I eat. The waiter did not shelf food in my mouth. I have total control over that. Control the controllable. That’s what separates you from being a winner and a loser. Do you want to be in TEAM WIN or TEAM LOSE? All I want to do is WIN!