You don’t have to win you just have to keep playing

Isn’t it a bit odd that one person’s mind set is completely different than another’s. A suppose it’s not odd, I mean we’ve all come from different areas and different backgrounds; we’ve all been raised with different beliefs, even values and norms.

But still the fact remains, what one person feels is impossible another will do and sometimes with ease.

I set out to box jump 60 inches. Many feel this is impossible, however professional athletes do it all the time. Even on my way to 60, when I told people I was at 35 or 40 inches they didn’t believe me.

Then of course when I told them I could box jump 50 inches, they didn’t believe me, which is where this video comes in.

[Tweet “We don’t play this game to win, we win by playing this game”]

This post has little to do with a box jump but everything do to with believing in yourself, pushing your limits and understanding failure is a part of both.

I can’t tell you how many times I failed at jumping this height. I don’t remember how many times I fell, was frustrated and gave up on the day.

But none of that matters. All that matters is I didn’t give up, and I still haven’t. I push forward day in and day out as every successful person has.

We fail with a nutrition plan but we succeed when we start again. We fall of the wagon of our morning routine, but we start again. We struggle to stay on track with our fitness routine, we fail, we’re frustrated but we get back up, dust ourselves off and push on. And that’s how we succeed; in fact we are succeeding each and every day we’re still playing.

We don’t play this game to win, we win by playing this game. All you need to do is keep playing, and you get to keep winning.