OK! If your friend asks you, tell me the perfect day of next week. Next week! Yes. It would be as usual or more general term you use to describe it. But if he asks you to describe a great day at tomorrow, you might describe it with more conformity, and with more practical clarity. And this is what a NEAR WIN. It gets us to focus on what, right now, we plan to do to address that goal in our sights which just slipped.
Getting closer to your dream help you to attain more than your thought you wanted. So many times a creator design something with flaws before reaching a masterpiece. What we can call the earlier attempts which were carrying flaws and error? A Failure!! “NO”. It is a “near win”. It gives the better understanding about classic and bore the seed of the “Mastery”. So remember failure is near win.
Creativity and mastery is always celebrated and success is just a moment which comes in the path of mastery. Then a question comes. What gets us to convert success into mastery? And the answer is, it comes when we start to value the gift of a near win.
Mastery is the ongoing process and constantly fills that gap between where you are and where you want to be. Trust the many celebrated inventors and entrepreneurs who says, their triumphs are not merely the result of a grand achievement, but of the propulsion of a lineage of near wins.
So understand it, success is hitting the target, but mastery, is knowing that you can do it again and again and it comes when we prepare ourselves to face the truth of near win. It is not a commitment to a goal but to a constant pursuit. Move forward; propel yourself using the positive energy of the near win.
Its true success motivates us, no one denies it, but it also the hard fact, near win propels us in an ongoing quest. Look at the difference between Olympic silver medalists and bronze medalists after a competition. The feeling of silver medalists compared to bronze medalist, who are typically a bit happier to have just not received fourth place and not medaled at all, gives silver medalists a focus on follow-up competition. And this clear vision of near win charged with high propulsive energy changes the view of the whole game plan. It puts our goals, which we tend to put at a distance, into more proximate vicinity to where we stand.
And at the end always keep in mind what John Wooden, a famous basketball player and coach said,
Don’t whine. Don’t complain. Don’t make excuses. Just get out there, and whatever you’re doing, do it to the best of your ability. And no one can do more than that. “At God’s footstool to confess, a poor soul knelt, and bowed his head, ‘I failed!’ he cried. The Master said, ‘You do your best that is success.'”
All The Best!