Winning Edge Concept


Have you ever noticed when people are given same situations and same skill sets, some people outshine most? Have you ever wondered why and how? There are so many psychological traits behind it and one of them is "Winning Edge Concept". Let's see what is it and how we can make it help in our lives as well.

What is Winning Edge Concept?

When people with same skill sets and same circumstances compete,what decides the outcome? The small differences in ability may have a large impact in these cases and it defines who wins and who lose. In short, the small differences in crucial times make large impact in the outcome. 

How it works?

How such small differences can lead to huge impact in results? 

Let's take an example, In the Women's road time trial event in Rio Olympics, Kristin Armstrong came first, Olga Zabelinskaya came second and Anna van der Breggen came third. They secured the gold, silver and bronze medals respectively.Here the winning edge is, the time difference between the three medalists. Olga finished approx 6 seconds later than Kristin and Anna finished 6 seconds later than Olga. Just 6 seconds decided the medals even though they rode for around 45 mins. Just 11 seconds delay caused the 4th person to miss a Olympic medal. They all had equal skillset and they were all the No.1 players in their countries. But what pushed a person to only have bronze and silver but not gold was a little competitive advantage which Kristin accumulated throughout her training years.

How to use it for our advantage?

There is a formula called 10x in which the people want to use winning edge. In any field, if you want one step ahead of everyone, you have to train 10x then everyone else. Another classic example from another popular sports, football. 

When most players started slowing after 30, how Cristiano Ronaldo keeps his prime and gives tough to the players in 20? Some of the players words about him may shed light on it

"At work, he's a monster. He arrives first and leaves last. He's working, he's working ... I've never seen that and I understand better now why he's won the Ballon d'Or five times." - Matuidi

"You’d come to training and he’d already be in the gym. Then, he’d stay for extra work after training to work on his finishing, before going swimming and then returning the gym. He was determined to be the best." - Berbatov

I hope no more explanation is needed to tell about competitive advantage over skillset.

Let's finish this post with an awesome quote from Grant Cardon "Your greatness is limited only by the investments you make in yourself."

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