Question: What is a winning attitude?Sri Chinmoy: A winning attitude, from the spiritual point of view, is a self-giving attitude. If we have a sincere self-giving attitude, then we are more than ready to conquer our own ignorance. In ordinary human life we try to win by defeating others. In the spiritual life we try to win by conquering the unaspiring and the undivine in ourselves. The winning attitude is our eagerness to conquer the qualities that are not willing to progress or that are trying to destroy us.
Sri Chinmoy, AUM — Vol.II-6, No. 6, June 1980, Vishma Press, 1980