WIN: The Wednesday Word #WednesdayWisdom
INTRO: Today’s word was whispered passionately to Rocky by Adrien in Rocky II. It is a word that is a mindset and a decision as well as a verb and a noun. Today’s word is “win.”
DEFINITION of WIN:
- To be successful or victorious in (a contest or conflict).
“I will win the war of words with Stan”
- acquire or secure as a result of a contest, conflict, bet, or other endeavor.
“I am going to win the championship”
- a successful result in a contest, conflict, bet, or other endeavor; a victory.
“I got a huge win at the craps table”
ETYMOLOGY of WIN:
“be victorious,” c. 1300 fusion of Old English winnan “to labor, toil, struggle for, work at, strive, fight,” and gewinnan “to gain or succeed by struggling, conquer, obtain,” both from Proto-Germanic *wennanan “to seek to gain” (source also of Old Saxon winnan, Old Norse vinna, Old Frisian winna, Dutch winnen “to gain, win,” Danish vinde “to win,” Old High German winnan “to strive, struggle, fight,” German gewinnen “to gain, win,” Gothic gawinnen “to suffer, toil”), from PIE root *wen- (1) “to desire, strive for.”
WIN: The Wednesday Word ACTION IDEAS:
Are you winning enough? Are you winning daily? Would you like to win more? There are 3 things you should be doing to win more often. These are things that will separate you from the pack.
- Train Daily. You wouldn’t expect to train once a week or once a month and win the Olympics, would you? Why is it different with sales and business?
- Push your limits. If you stay in your comfort zone and never try to reach new things, you will never reach greatness. Keep learning new closes, go and find some difficult clients, make sure that there’s something that you’re always trying to push harder for.
- When the moment comes and you have to perform, be confident. Instead of sweating and worrying if you’ll have what it takes, you’ll be relaxed and confident knowing that you’ve prepared for this moment.