It’s easy to talk to look back and laugh at the tough times after a big win. But what about the time before you win or lose? The unsure moments when the days of the week become one big day and time hurtles by as the desire to win grows stronger.
Finding footing during this time can be tough and it’s easy to lose sight of what’s important. Everyday the headlines in the news outline a new acquisition or startup that has hit the big leagues. Daydreams then ensue that conjure up scenes of hitting the big leagues in your own life. But if you don’t take the first step or even push through the hurdle before you, in the end you will have nothing but dreams and massive regret.
Tap into the feeling that causes you to constantly fidget. Find your focus, trust your heart and give it everything you’ve got. When you jump out of bed in the morning, fear should cower away and say, “Uh oh, they’re awake again” and even fear the moment you sleep, for you it will be a moment where your desire can tap into your dreams and grow stronger.
Procrastinating within this moment is sure to put death to our progress quickly as does overworking and burning the candle at both ends. Without proper balance things can quickly get overwhelming. Within this balance is the fuel that the desire to win thrives and is best.
What’s your why?
Your why has to be deeper than you. It has to go beyond what you simply want. It burns from the wax of providing comfort to a hurting soul as a result of your determination to solve a problem as an entrepreneur. The desire should have you willing to go the extra mile even when it feels like you can’t.
Every bone in your body should be screaming at you to go after it like your life depends on it. Discovering your why begins with your outlook. You can’t expect thinking once about your vision will cover you till it all comes to fruition. This is something that has to be done every waking moment. It should be kept as a song in your heart, fueling the passion to be better, to create more good and be the driving force to see that you succeed.
It’s about giving you closure and answering the question of what if we often face.
Own your moment of clarity.
One step, and one block at a time and soon you’ll have built something amazing. Each repetition over the course of time will get you where you need to be. In this moment keep your eyes on the ball. Focus on the lane you’re in.
The more good habits you have = the better the desire to win.
Practice waking up feeling like a conqueror, even on the days it may feel like the complete opposite. Deny the desire to hit snooze. This is your moment to shine. Apps like Lift allow you to stay encouraged and allow you to gather good habits.
Focus on your health.
It’s easy to go an entire day without eating when you’re locked in the zone. The only way to keep your desire to win in perfect shape is to actively take time for a proper diet and exercise. Don’t have a full hour for a workout? No excuse, even 10 minutes spread out over 3 times a day gives you 30 minutes. Perhaps even a smoothie around the time you begin to feel sluggish will help you not only now but in the future as well.
Prepare for the next day the night before. Skip that next episode and invest in your future by preparing lunch and what you’ll wear for the next day. It will go great distances in helping you feel relaxed and more prepared to take on the day.
Your future self will thank you dearly.
Take time out to care
Don’t be that person that is always absorbed into a piece of technology at every moment of the day. Invest less time in finding the perfect shot to post on the latest social network and instead invest time into the relationships around you.
The mistake that prohibits the desire to win to run at its utmost best is to neglect the friends and family around you that care, and want to see you succeed just as badly as you want to.
Wanting to win isn’t just about today, but also the benefits or consequences of our actions today.
Onward be your cry, and forward be your steps. Now is the time to fuel your desire to win.
David Yarde is a Founding Partner of Sevenality, a branding firm focused on building better community based businesses, by business owners share their brand story. You can connect with him on twitter.