Live Life to Win – Dealing with Problems

  In the story of David and Goliath, David had an older brother named Eliab who had not yet grown in his capacity to handle problems. As a matter of fact, Eliab was frustrated that David had arrived where there was supposed to be a battle, and this is a good time to point out that Losers can be easily irritated and they tend to blame others for their problems. The biggest obstacle that Eliab and the rest of the Israelites faced was not Goliath, but the fact that they were focused on their problem and not on possible solutions. The Israelites were not focused on winning – they were focused on “not losing”. This happens in life (and it also happens in games). Statistics show that whenever a football team uses a “prevent defense”, that team gives up scores three times as fast as it does when it uses a regular defense. One reason for this might be that the offense is playing to win, while the defense is playing to “Not Lose” – and when anyone plays to “Not Lose”, the focus is on “Lose”. Yes, I think It’s safe to say that the Israelites were focused on the size of Goliath! They were focused on the penalty for failure. They were not focused on the potential rewards for being Successful. They were not playing to win, they were playing to “Not Lose”. My question for you is… “Do you play the game of life to Win or do you play to Not Lose?” You only get 1 chance at life, so don’t get to the end of your life and regret that you never really lived. One more time…  winners focus on the rewards for being successful, while losers focus on the penalties for failing –  so play the game of life to win – don’t play to “not lose”. Remember, you only get 1 chance at life, so don’t get to the end of your life and regret that you never really lived. I think I’ll continue talking about that in my next Golden Nugget, but in the meantime, I’m gonna guess that since you’re a winner, you play to win. Oh, I like that. Yes, you play to win because you are a winner, and given enough time, you WILL Win – Yes, you ARE a Winner.
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Full Transcript: Hi, this is Don Howe, and the topic for this Golden Nugget is Dealing with Problems. This is part 3 of 3, and I’ve been talking about the capacity to handle problems. In the story of David and Goliath, David had an older brother named Eliab who had not yet grown in his capacity to handle problems. As a matter of fact, Eliab was frustrated that David had arrived where there was supposed to be a battle, and this is a good time to point out that Losers can be easily irritated and they tend to blame others for their problems. The biggest obstacle that Eliab and the rest of the Israelites faced was not Goliath, but the fact that they were focused on their problem and not on possible solutions. The Israelites were not focused on winning – they were focused on “not losing”. This happens in life (and it also happens in games). Statistics show that whenever a football team uses a “prevent defense”, that team gives up scores three times as fast as it does when it uses a regular defense. One reason for this might be that the offense is playing to win, while the defense is playing to “Not Lose” – and when anyone plays to “Not Lose”, the focus is on “Lose”. Yes, I think It’s safe to say that the Israelites were focused on the size of Goliath! They were focused on the penalty for failure. They were not focused on the potential rewards for being Successful. They were not playing to win, they were playing to “Not Lose”. My question for you is… “Do you play the game of life to Win or do you play to Not Lose?” You only get 1 chance at life, so don’t get to the end of your life and regret that you never really lived. One more time…  winners focus on the rewards for being successful, while losers focus on the penalties for failing –  so play the game of life to win – don’t play to “not lose”. Remember, you only get 1 chance at life, so don’t get to the end of your life and regret that you never really lived. I think I’ll continue talking about that in my next Golden Nugget, but in the meantime, I’m gonna guess that since you’re a winner, you play to win. Oh, I like that. Yes, you play to win because you are a winner, and given enough time, you WILL Win – Yes, you ARE a Winner.
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