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Does "fear of losing" motivate you?

mike pulcinella

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In my bodybuilding documentary Raising the Bar, Dave Pulcinella, a few weeks before the big contest, answers the question "What motivates you?" this way...

"What motivates me?? Fear of losing. It CAN NOT happen!"

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Many other BB competitors have told me that they identify with that statement. What strikes me as strange is that it mentions "losing", a negative concept that I didn't think competitors would embrace.

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And then I read in Time magazine that Rachel Maddow, the tough, controversial and very successful MSNBC talk show host admits that, "...her driving force is a fear of failure"!

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I began to wonder if that was a motivating force for many successful people. Is that true for you or do you find motivation other ways?
 
skid9832004

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i dont compete in any competitions YET.... but for me my motivation is to not be like the rest of society and i love the power of stength sports and the power that your body can potentially hold. A big motivator for me is seeing stongmen flip cars and it amazes me that a mans body can achive mind boggling things and getting as close as i can to being the best my genetics alow me to be
 
Johnny Bravo

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I don't fear losing to a guy that's better than me.As long as you've done your best then there's really nothing more you can do.
 

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