Do You Have What it Takes to Win

Avoiding this one common distraction is key to winning anything you pursue

Christine McDonald
3 min readMar 7, 2024
A faded upper chest of a man in a blue suit jacket and light blue shirt holding a white chess piece between two fingers over a full dark blue and white chess board of pieces. Writer Christine McDonald uses the picture to symbolize the strategy it takes to win.
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The strategy’s all wrong. Following it will lead to nothing but succeeding at being unsuccessful.

Know your brand (yourself/who you are). Know your competitors. Strive to be better. Beat them. It’s called success.

Say what?

Let’s back up.

Something’s gone astray.

Compete (v): strive to gain or win something by defeating or establishing superiority over others who are trying to do the same — (Merriam-Webster)

Your Brand — Who You Are

God didn’t put you here to compete. He put you here to create.

Your creations come from using the gifts He gave you.

Open them.

Use them.

Create from them.

Enjoy them.

Share with others.

Life’s a journey, not a competition.

Who’s Your Competition?



Christine McDonald

Spiritual Confidence Coach | Lifestyle Writer | Podcaster. Helping Emerging Adults & Millennials live more spiritually guided lives.