The Paradox of Winning & Losing

It’s definitely counter-intuitive that your probability of winning (in sports and in life) actually increases by focusing less on the win, but it’s true…

“We’re not going to talk about what we’re going to accomplish, we’re going to talk about how we’re going to do it.” Nick Saban, American Football Coach

Let me explain with a recent study that Mr. Tan Mian Ou (Raffles Institution’s Rugby Master) and I presented at the Asia Pacific Physical Education Conference (APPEC). We shared with teachers and coaches about how the 2017 Raffles Institution (RI) ‘B’ Division Rugby team managed to find success by NOT focusing on winning.

 

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