when you won

You could have won this week. Even a couple of times. Heck, maybe every day. Twice! Depending on your definition of a win. If you feel like you haven’t won in a long time, maybe it’s time to redefine winning.

In Start With the Why, the author Simon Sinek describes how he was once present at the Gathering of the Titans, an annual meeting of America’s 50 top business leaders. When the attendees were asked whether their companies met their financial targets during the past year, about 80 percent raised their hands. When asked whether they felt successful, (very) few hands remained up.

Orson Welles once said: if you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.

People need wins. Define what winning looks like to you. Don’t let others define it for you. Grant yourself a victory now and then.

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