#winning & #life guest post by Ryan Coelho

A few days ago I came across the above diagram that ignited my curiosity!

I mean look at it… it makes so much sense. So easy. So simple. So what?

When we reflect it in our lives, let’s be honest, how many of us are ‘winning’? While simple in theory, it’s the complexities of life that make ‘winning’ in life so challenging.  From my perspective there’s a reason to that, if life were easy, and everyone was winning, then what would be the point of life?

I’m going to throw a perspective at you that is going to make you really think.
Ready for it?

What if the point of life wasn’t ‘winning’ per se, but rather playing to win?

We often settle for the life we have because we’re so scared of really finding out what it takes to win. We make it this impossible task, and well instead of even trying we just decide to fit in. What if instead you choose to play the game of life, get committed to winning, and try your best and forget the rest? How would your life look?

The circle that stands out in this diagram is doing what you love.

We often feel that this rarely happens, and it does, because only a rare few but it all on the line in an attempt to win. At the end of the day we all face the same reality… We die. If we all face the same fate, maybe winning isn’t an end goal, maybe it’s the journey we take. It’s the quality of life that we create, not the quantity. It’s about striving to solve problems much greater than us. It’s about actually living and not just making it through life. Creation rather than survival. Possibility not impossible.

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did so. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
~ Mark Twain

So my advice to you, go after what you love. If you don’t know what that is, well just refer back to the wise words of Howard Thurman,

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”


Ryan Coelho is passionate about empowering people to live a life of leadership. He firmly believes that everyone has the power to create whatever they want in life. He is currently developing a leadership program called ‘Get In The Game‘ that focuses on enabling people to understand and play the game of life.

He will act as the Chief Empowerment Coach and will begin his initiative working with Young Professionals to empower them to get in the game of life so they can truly make a difference. He is also authoring a book that will explain the concept on a whole. To find out more please contact him at im@ryancoelho.com.

You can also learn more and connect with Ryan at www.RyanCoelho.com