“Never contend with a man who has nothing to lose.”
-BALTASAR GRACIAN, 1601-1658
How many times have you seen an upset in sports? The underdogs beating the favorites. It happens all the time. If you have nothing to lose, you go all out. If you are supposed to win, many times you are tentative.
It’s better to go all out and lose than it is to hold back and win. If you are the favorite, don’t ease up.
This applies to life also. Go all out in relationships. Go all out in your job. Your musical instrument.
If you give your best, how can you do any better?
At the end of the day, ask yourself, did I go all out, or did I hold back? Did I win, or did I learn?
Be happy with your effort, not your result.
That’s all you need to know and do.
Thanks for reading.