Thursday, December 27, 2012

Thought for the Day - Do you play to win or do you play not to lose?

Worth thinking about. Do you play to win. Or do you play not to lose. Or, let me put it another way, a more general way.

Do you want something. Or do you not want something and hence pick whatever is left.
Clarity - Pic Satish Nargundkar

The first thought of wanting something shows clarity of thought and thereby, purposeful and well-directed action. The second thought leaves you slightly indecisive and unsure in your thought and action because you have still no particular goal that draws your action.

The first thought is one of courage, of brutal clarity and also of honesty. It would therefore help if while deciding, you sit with yourself and ask yourself what you want as the clear outcome. If you can get yourself to see it clearly, your thought, word and action will be clear and purposeful. But if you are at a stage when you still say 'I only know I don't want this. But I don't know what I really want out of this' - then there is still some way to go. You will be on the path but with far less conviction and clarity.

Be clear about the outcome. All else will fall into place with amazing precision.


Madhav said...

While "Winning" and "loosing" are well defined in a sports setting, in real life the challange is to clearly define what "winning" is.

Its not as simple as it might seem.

Harimohan said...

I agree Madhav. In real life there are far too many factors that affect our clarity than in sports. But my opinion is that even in real life, if we make an effort beyond merely eliminating what we 'do not like', we will find what we really want. That clarity may give a lot of energy, freedom and purpose to our action.