“We all do it. In countless ways, we enter to win. This subtle action of “entering” is the necessary ingredient; in fact, it is the secret ingredient needed to shift our thoughts and dreams into our realities. Without the entering there simply cannot be a win.” ~Randi Levin Coaching
Sweepstakes, lotteries, contests, and promotions beckon us to fill out an entry to win money, trips, cash or other prizes. Those are the obvious places that we actively enter to win something. What about the less obvious ways we enter to win in everyday life?
My son, who is a junior in high school, will be applying to colleges. His application is an entry to win a spot in that school’s freshman class. A friend of mine is interviewing for a new job. She is tossing her hat in the ring for that position via her resume to win that job. I just submitted a post to a major on line magazine. In so doing, I am entering to win a spot in that publication. Millions use dating apps and websites that require them to enter information to “win” the opportunity to meet others. We enter information daily on our social media accounts. Posting blogs, quotes, pictures, and thoughts we are entering information to “win” likes, or now loves or wows!
Every time we actively ask for the results we want to achieve we are in essence entering to win! Entering assures that we show up in the game of life. Entering assures that we part with our fears, and interpretations, and limitations just long enough to reach for what we most want. Most importantly, entering to win is all about taking action and doing the work involved to attain more.
Here is the fun bonus in entering to win. The action of entering is not only the action step involved in moving closer to our goals it is the WIN itself. The most empowering thing that we can each do for ourselves is to try, to move, to take action…to enter into. Entering may not assure the perfect outcome, but it does take us toward an outcome, which in and of itself is a milestone win.
How often in life do we find ourselves guilty of self-imprisonment? Identifying the steps we need to take, the goal we most want to reach but not using our own unique GPS system to guide us there? We make promises to ourselves that we don’t always keep because in order to keep them we need to ENTER TO WIN! We need to have a destination and not only start the car but also physically drive it down the road.
So where in your life, right this moment, can you enter to win by prioritizing, making the time, having the courage, and taking the action required to ask, try, experiment with, or indulge in the process of moving closer to your own goals?