Successful Strategy — When to Play To Win Versus Play Not To Lose!

There’s a huge difference between when you ‘play to not lose’ and when you ‘play to win’. So which one are you doing? Are you playing not to lose or are you playing to win? When do you decide which strategy to use?

If you’re not sure and you need more clarity on the best strategy to succeed then today’s blog is for you. In this blog, I’ll be sharing with you the strategy that I used to get success.

Play Not To Lose:

Now, let’s say you choose “I play not to lose!” So, what does that mean? In this case, when you’re given a certain chance, you’re telling your mind that you don’t want to lose! Right?

In this situation, you actually determine all the ways that might go wrong and you try to fix each one of them… so that you don’t lose. So what exactly is this telling your mind?

Your mind is looking at all the negative aspects that can go wrong and it’s telling you to play only not to lose! Your mind doesn’t care about winning!

Play To Win:

Whereas when you choose “I play to win!”, you’re looking at the complete opposite. In this situation, you’re looking at what you can do to really just succeed! Losing is not even an option you see?

If you’re faced with an obstacle, you ask yourself “What can I do to win?” Your mind tries to think of all the different ways to actually overcome that obstacle and win!

In this situation, you actually determine all the ways that might go right and you try to choose the best path between them… so that you can succeed. Your mind only shows you ways for winning!

What Will You Choose?

So, if you’re playing to lose and you’re only focusing on the negative aspects, then there’s no chance that you’re going to win. You’re not even thinking about winning! So the point is if you focus on playing not to lose, then you have already lost!

But if you focus on winning, then you’ll be creative, you’ll start looking at ideas for what else you can do and implement in order to win and that’s when you’ll start growing continuously!

Now let me ask you this question again! What will you choose? Will you play not to lose or will you play to win? Comment Below!


So, I want to share with you one takeaway on how to play to win! Whenever you’re faced with a situation where you’re not sure what to do, then do this! Tell your mind that you want to play to win and say:

“I can do it,

I will do it and

I will show you how to do it!”



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About the author

Dev Sethi is the Founder & CEO of ‘Wealth On Command’. Dev is a Global Sales Award Winner and “Closer of the Year 2019” in High Ticket Sales across 150 countries. He is the 1st person across Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe and South America to ever win this award.

He empowers business owners and entrepreneurs to monetize their skills and maximize their sales by assisting them in building a high performance sales team. In the last 12 months alone his business has grown by over 560% and his clients have made over USD 5.2 Million in Sales. Dev is a Sales Champion and is now creating more Champions.

He speaks 4 languages fluently and is a loving father and a caring husband; born in Thailand, grew up in India and now living in Sydney, Australia.

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