Emacs (the famous text editor or described by ‘fans’ as an OS which can also be used as a text editor, I am looking at you Asif@webmakin) has a simple way to win.
Don’t take my word for it, check it out http://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/WinnerMode
Anyways, this blog post is not related to tech in any way, this post is about what I feel are key ingredients of becoming a winner at heart.
But sometimes, life is not as easy as winner mode of Emacs. We need to dig deep, take a leap of faith sometimes, fight, lose and eventually win.
Winning is a habit, I am a winner at heart and here is a brief list of things I feel make you a winner.
1. Don’t fear losing, embrace it
“The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried.” — Stephen McCranie
First step, get comfortable with the idea of a losing. It is perfectly fine to lose, learn from it, get up, get better and win.
2. Challenge yourself to be better than the day before
Don’t look at others, every one is unique and has a unique structure to their life. This makes comparisons stale and not worthy of your time. Instead, focus on being better each day.
3. Win everyday, thereby making winning a habit
Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win - — Jonathan Kozol
Pick small battles, start doing things that you always wanted to do. Not happy, change things, make decisions. Yes, some mistakes will be made in the way but it is normal as this are moving instead of being stuck. Don’t be stuck, be a rock, have nerves of steel
Whenever you fail while doing this, see point 1
4. Always have a sense of helping others in life, your field, other fields
Never be selfish when it comes to living life. You may find many who are opposite of this but the true way to achieve happiness is to help others. Make yourself know that sharing and caring is the true power. So, do your best to help others because when you start collaborating, you start learning in parallel with all the experience you get.
Doing this in your own field (your domain of expertise or wanna be expertise) will teach you a lot about your field, seldom, do this in random fields, learn new things from various domains.