Life intimidates you with competition; if you shy away, you’re a loser. If you give all you can and still lose, you’re a winner. Winners aren’t just those that took the medals; they are those who gave everything that nature has endowed them with, even if they got no medals in the end. You see, for so long, you’ve been short changing yourself by taking yourself off the winners’ table, when for real, you were actually a winner. Until you start redefining yourself, you can’t reposition yourself. Repositioning begins with a changed mind-set – a better mental picture of yourself. The positive picture in your head gives you an edge – the negative one edges you out of contest. Until you see yourself as good enough, you will continue to be bad. Until you see yourself as smart enough, those you’re better than will continue to outdo you. The pyramid of life is there for everyone to climb – you determine your position on the ladder of life. Make efforts to climb; stop being lazy. Be determined to reach where you’ve never attempted; stop making excuses for being static. You’ve blamed life all your life, but in same life, a few moved on. Join the forces of those that move; stop being stagnated. The odds will always be there – fight the odds – beat the odds.
If you truly want to know the totality of aggression and how it can help you win, go watch the YouTube video of Rio 2016 Olympic 400m athletics females final. In the competition, Bahamian Shaunae Miller was neck-on-neck with the defending Olympic and world champion, American Allyson Felix, and it was heading for a photo finish. Shaunae gave it all, but giving it all wasn’t enough to make her win. When it became apparent that her best wouldn’t be enough, she decided that desperation was the answer. She shocked the world when she threw herself over the finish line by diving across. The desperation gave her the gold medal, and she beat a six-time Olympic medalist.
How desperate are you? How much do you seriously want it? Lance Conrad said, “People never know what they are capable of until all other options run out.” If you still have an option, you won’t fight like someone desperate, but when you run out of it, you will run like someone who aggressively wants to survive a tsunami. To conclude, I will repeat what I said in my introduction. Life intimidates you with competition; if you shy away, you’re a loser. If you give all you can and still lose, you’re a winner. Winners aren’t just those that took the medals; they are those who gave everything that nature has endowed them with, even if they got no medals in the end.