We all want to be winners. We all want to succeed. So why then do so many of us struggle indefinitely and come up short? It has something to do with how we think, what we focus on, and how we live each moment.
Here are a few ideas on why winners win and losers lose.
- Losers fail once and quit. Winners fail a thousand times and eventually succeed.
- Losers look for success at the finish line. Winners experience success along the way.
- Losers work to make money. Winners work to make a difference.
- Losers buy things. Winners build things.
- Losers see things they don’t understand and get discouraged. Winners see things they don’t understand and get curious.
- Losers talk. Winners communicate.
- Losers attempt to conquer the world in one shot. Winners add up all their small victories.
- Losers expect certain outcomes. Winners prepare themselves for the unexpected.
- Losers seek respect. Winners earn respect.
- Losers stare at the problem. Winners look around for the solution.
- Losers review options. Winners act on decisions.
- Losers are paid for their time. Winners are paid for their results.
- Losers let things happen. Winners make things happen.
- Losers want to get ahead of others. Winners help others get ahead too.
- Losers hangout with losers. Winners hangout with winners who are more successful than they are.
- Losers follow other people’s definitions of success. Winners define their own success.
- Losers escape fears. Winners face fears.
- Losers waste their free time (watching TV). Winners use their free time (learning or experiencing something new).
- Losers see the unknown as a risk. Winners see constant familiarity as a risk.
- Losers live in the past. Winners live life now based on lessons learned in the past.
- Losers label themselves as experts. Winners know there is still much to learn.
- Losers over-sell. Winners over-deliver.
- Losers frown. Winners smile.
- Losers think winners are lucky. Winners realize the harder they work the luckier they are.
What did I leave off the list? What qualities do you think separate successful people from everyone else?