The underdog is the “one who is not supposed to win“.
How many times have we seen the “little guy’ overcome the odds to win … just like Rocky Balboa winning his title fight in the movie (several movies actually).
How do you react when you are the underdog? The one not supposed to get the promotion. The one not supposed to win the contract. The one not supposed to come away with the prize.
You can use the position to your advantage and overachieve.
You can choose to be motivated by the relative positioning … using it to fire up your competitive streak.
You can determine to show them… because after all “Its not the size of the man in the fight, its the size of the fight in the man“!
You can use it as an excuse … “we tried, but we knew we weren’t going to win”!
You can “roll over” and accept the inevitable.
You can “give it a college try”!
1. If you don’t think you are going to win … you are not going to win.
2. If you are going to play then play to win!
3. It doesn’t really matter what others think, it is what you think that counts.