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Can you win without someone else losing

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Yes. Not everything is a zero-sum game.

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Yes, of course. It’s called a win-win. Fixed pie mentality is the fallacy that causes people to think one must lose for another to win.

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Depends on what kind of game you're playing.

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Of course you can in a win-win situation.

Think bigger and change your mindset. A win for somebody else almost never a “loss” for you. See what you can learn or take away from it.

If you define ‘win’ as ‘succeed’ or ‘gain benefit’ then yes. If you define it more narrowly as being victorious in a competitive setting, then no. Do you ‘win’ a game of solitaire? Possibly, but you don’t ‘win’ a jigsaw puzzle (although they are essentially the same thing: rearrange some pieces of card to fit a speck of pattern) as there is nobody to win against.

Do you win if your diet produces results? I would say so. Nobody loses in that scenario. Apart from the other person that was trying to steal your girl and was hoping you would stay fat.

Totally depends on the situation.

In a race? Most likely not, unless it's got some atypical rules.
In life in general? Absolutely.
In the consulting world? Barring a truly toxic workplace, yep.

If you expand the pie...

No *everyone gets a participation 🏆 * because that’s how life works right?

If you ain’t first, you’re last.

Was going to say “in before the ignorant ones who don’t understand economics or game theory show up” but alas, it’s too late 😔

Play solitaire

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