Our lives are so full of challenges. Each challenge is an adventure in itself. It is these challenges which help us enjoy our lives and stay out of its monotony. Just imagine a single day when you have got nothing to do, that uncalled idleness just adds to our melancholy and leaves us miserable. Although all of us crave to finish our respective works and sit and relax, it is actually our work and the challenges we encounter while working which keep our lives moving. Life undoubtedly gives us numerous challenges, but, do we need to encounter them all? Do we need to win them all? How do we prioritize our challenges??
Well, I believe that to win some challenges of our lives, we need to lose some others. People say that winning is a habit. But according to me, people who always win in each and every challenge of their lives are not winners. Winners are the people who know when and where they need to win and when and where they need to lose. Thus, pre-planned defeat in a challenge is actually the first step towards a big win. Let me explain myself.
Many a times we encounter moral challenges in our lives when we can’t actually decide as to what is right and what is wrong because both the things seem right to us. In such situations, to chose one thing above the other means losing a challenge to win the other. It is just a matter of prioritizing as to winning which challenge matters the most to us.
This analogy of losing to win can be applied to many other situations. Many people crave to be an all-rounder. Knowing to do everything appears to balance a person’s personality. But according to me, being an all-rounder is practically a myth. It is just like trying to win every challenge in our life. When we try to do everything we end up doing nothing. I am not trying to profess the age-old proverb ‘Jack of all Master of none.’ Rather, I believe that a person with jack of all traits can also be a master of all traits. But what I mean to say is, being a master of all traits won’t help us achieve our most desired trait.
To excel in studies, a person may have to stop being a master in dance. While to excel in co-curricular activities, a person may have to stop excelling in studies. And, the reason is simple. Achieving and continuing mastery in any field requires time and devotion to that ‘one thing’. Quite unfortunately, our time is limited and it never stops. So, trying to give the required time and devotion to all things isn’t practical. One should rather prioritize out a single thing or a few related things which mean the most to our lives. This will ensure the proper utilization of our time to ‘win’ our most desired challenge while simultaneously ‘lose’ the other not-so-important challenges.
So, losing a dance competition to achieve your desired job actually means losing a challenge to win the other. Similarly, losing your job for the love of your life means winning your life by losing it. This might appear a bit clumsy, but one needs to understand its importance to sustain life. After all, all of us live in this world to enjoy our life and make the most of it. So should we not try to do what we actually want to do?
I believe that this ‘lose to win’ analogy can change our lives to make the most of it. We just need to realize its importance and its application. And once we are successful is doing so…there is no stopping to our success.