On Winning.

Back in the days...

I’ve realised recently at the track, after years of struggling and coming in at back of the pack, I’ve accepted that it’s ok to lose.

I line up at the starting line thinking of hanging on rather than to make a move and come out in front.

Yes these guys I’m up against now are of much higher calibre than I ever was against back in Singapore, but I’ve realised that this attitude of accepting defeat before I start has crept into every corner of my life.

This has to stop right now.

I have to start winning.

I have to start winning the little voice in my head that tells me to slow down because it hurts.

I have to start winning my old self every single day, break through the fears and limitations set by him.

Winning is a habit, time to start winning.

My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure. – Abraham Lincoln

Comments

  1. oh my God. vj days.

    • Yong Sheng says:

      you know one day i’m gonna post all my old photos on fb and we can all have a heck of a good laugh together =)

  2. Good Ol' Juniors says:

    With a SB of 30m I don’t go into a competition thinking I can win guys in the 35m league. Many a time, I have visualized myself performing miracles but when the truth hits, it will leave me feeling more devastated than before.

    But that’s no excuse for not giving it your best.

    If I do a 29 that would be a good season. If I do a 30.01, it would be a fantastic performance.

    I have come to realize that even when you are surrounded by competition, in it’s purest form, athletics is about competing against yourself.

    Winning starts from overcoming one’s own limits. If you can do that, you are already rolling on victory road 🙂

  3. Good Ol' Juniors says:

    Above all, for the love of the sport 🙂 Enjoyment cannot be simpler than that.

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