You should know that by being a racing driver, you are under risk all the time. and if you no longer go for a gap that exists, you no longer a racing driver because we are competing, we are competing to win, and the main motivation to all of us is to compete for victory, its not to come 3rd, 4th, 5th or 6th, I race to Win, as long as I feel its possible – Ayrton Senna
I recently watched a video that truly inspired me. The video you are about to watch is about 7 different perspectives and their emotions around the Acura NSX. Despite being a car video, I have realized through people’s reaction that it is simply a work of art and has very little to do with the car itself.
The lines shared above are from that video and bring up a very good perspective on winning. We discussed the importance of learning from our mistakes and more importantly valuing the experience more than the victory but can we ever give up on winning? Isn’t the ultimate goal in life to win in everything we do, in every venture we take on or any new job we start?
One of my main motivations in life has always been cars, and the luxury lifestyle I possess today, but it yet very far from over. As I never want to lose, no matter how many races I’ve won or how many times I’ve come up ahead. I highly encourage you to rethink you perspective on giving up or settling in life through this video.
Have their been times when you have settled thinking you couldn’t do better, yet never tried to? Has their been times when you went out with someone that you felt was as good looking as you could see, but yet never asked the real girl you desired? These behaviors in your day-to-day life are no different than you attitude towards your business. If you choose to settle for an average life, average business and the average family, then this is exactly what you will get. Starting a business can be frustrating, can take time to succeed and can also be the reason you sacrifice everything but yet you would be willing to settle at just making your business the 3rd best?
Mindset is simply something no one can help you with but yourself and thinking about your own situation is the main key here. Analyze your life today and ask yourself, how many components of my life have I settled on? Did I really give up? Or did I simply loose faith in myself? Then fix them and settle for nothing less than the victory you want.
So remember we learn from our mistakes and the experiences that enabled us to become who we are but ultimately we do so to win next time, not become 3rd,4th,5th or 6th but to win as long as its possible.