‘When you play like you’ve won, the game is yours.’
These words, while so simple, absolutely detonated within me when I heard them.
What a small but powerful shift in perspective.
I’ve been doing a lot of inner work lately.
Thinking, journaling, meditation and other actions to in an effort to realize something that is likely already inside of me.
But why can’t I uncover it?
Maybe I haven’t actually made space to receive the message.
Maybe I haven’t been still enough to process the lesson.
Maybe I need to stop TRYING so hard and see if, with a little less force and a little more peace, the answers come to me.
I realize this all sounds very abstract without context, but the point is this:
I woke up today.
I have the ability to move my body.
I have access to heat, food, clean water.
All of this? It puts me in a segment of the world’s most privileged population and from this perspective, I’ve pretty much won the lottery of life.
Sure, there are hard days when I want to plant my face into my palm (or a bowl of ice cream), but objectively speaking, I’ve already won.
So back to that quote at the top...I think that’s the secret. That’s the trick….finding gratitude for what I have, WHILE simultaneously LIVING as if I’ve already achieved my wildest dreams.
Let’s manifest some good shit today. Who is with me? Does that quote at the top stir up anything in you like it did for me?