“Winning isn’t getting ahead of others. It is getting ahead of yourself” – Roger Staubach
Are some people born blessed, destined to be winners, whereas others are born, destined to stay as losers, no matter how hard they try?
It does look that way, doesn’t it? Some call it luck or ill-luck. Others call it blessings or lack thereof. Some people think it is karma at work, and simply say “who knows.”
You were born to win. But to be a winner, you must think and act like one. Once you come to terms with that, the life you were meant to live, will unfold before your eyes. You can achieve what you believe. The first step to take, is conceiving it. Your thought pattern gave birth to the actions you took. It is up to you to decide how you are going to live out the rest of your life.
What differentiates a winner from others, has to do with the things they do. Someone who has given his or her best, what he or she possibly can, to accomplish a particular thing, is said to be a winner. Everyone is a potential winner. Don’t be so quick to draw negative conclusions about others.
We are not born winners. We have to make ourselves into winners, and winners don’t wait for chances, they take their chances. They seek for an opportunity, not security. They do not run from a challenge, rather, they say “Bring it on.”
A winner is not a person who never fail, but a person who never stops trying. Moreover, they learn from the past, and enjoy working in the present, toward the future.
Are you a winner? Do you easily give up when life throws you a curveball?
Life is filled with difficult decisions, and winners are those who make the difficult decisions. Don’t waste any more minute complaining. Start training to be a champion. Don’t blame others for your mistakes. Take full responsibility for your actions.
You don’t have to compare your achievement with that of others. Rather, make an inward comparison, to see if you are a better person, than you were yesterday.
There are times when you will feel like giving up, and times when you must make some changes. But nevertheless, let your failure inspire you, not defeat you. Be patient, and willing to learn.
People who win are not special beings. They didn’t do anything out of the ordinary. They simply did things differently. They are the products of their thoughts.
Life can be full of distractions, but you don’t have to get wrapped up in those distractions. Channel your energy towards the things that matters the most.
Winning isn’t about financial security only. It also involve building great friendships, a good love life, a healthy lifestyle. Winners appreciate and enjoy what they have. If you are enjoying peace and love, believe me, you are winning.
Be brave. Don’t be afraid to walk into a daring future. Act as though it is impossible to quit. Get your priorities straight. It gets tough, you get tired, but you keep on going anyway. Why? It is because YOU CAN.
The “Why me?” lamentation isn’t going to take you anywhere. Life doesn’t get easier, you get stronger. Don’t use obstacles as excuses, rather, use them as challenges.
Stop thinking about the things you failed to accomplish last year, or the number of times you failed. Don’t get discouraged. As a toddler, you fell so many times, before you could walk. Winning isn’t all about the things you have achieved, but it is also about the person you have become. As a successful businessman, you are a winner, not really in terms of the number of houses you own, and the cars in your garage. It is about becoming a disciplined, wiser and stronger person, as a result of the risks you took, the decisions you made, and the hurdles you crossed.
Of course, failure is acceptable on the way to success. It always looks impossible, until it is done. If you are on the verge of giving up, think about those who invented the things you’re presently enjoying, such as light bulbs, phones and airplanes. If they had given up, those things would not have been available.
Don’t stay a dreamer. Be an achiever also. Don’t stay a quitter, be a winner. It is time to wake up, and take the necessary steps. Strive to achieve the things you want. Don’t let a soul in the world tell you “You can’t.”