When you play chess you should play to win all the time. If you don’t play to win why play at all? Playing to win builds confidence, increases your playing ability, and increases your progress in every game you play. Every win matters whether it’s an easy game or a difficult one.
Life is similar, you should try to win every time you do something no matter how large or small the task. You can achieve this by putting yourself in a position to achieve success and win.
Boxing trainers will schedule their fighter against an inferior opponent, someone they know they can beat. They do this in order to build their man’s confidence and breed success because success is motivation.
Do things that will cause you to win everyday, positive short achievable goals are a good place to start. You can’t win all the time but you can try to win as much as you can.