A winning mindset will bring joy to your life. If you think and behave like a winner, you will win and succeed beyond your wildest dreams. There are many fine athletes that could win championships are intimidated by opponents with a winning attitude. Have a winning attitude and you will enjoy success.
Swimming Championship Winner
Please forgive me for using this as an example: The average man’s ejaculate is 280 million sperms. Only 1 is required to make a baby. If you are reading this it means you won a nearly impossible swimming championship. Even champion swimmers Michael Phelps and Ian Thorpe never had to compete with that many people at the Olympics. Always remember that you were once a winning sperm. Even when faced with life’s difficulties, remember you were born a winner.
Visualize Success & Victory
Many winners in life visualize their success in their minds until it becomes real to them. The real battles are fought in the mental realm. If you absolutely believe that you are going to win, and put in the requisite effort and preparation, then you will win by a big margin.
I watched Actor Kate Winslet when she won the 2009 Best Actress Oscar. During her acceptance speech she said “I’d be lying if I haven’t made a version of this speech before,” she said. “I think I was probably 8 years old and staring into the bathroom mirror and this (Oscar) would be a shampoo bottle. But it’s not a shampoo bottle now.”
She had visualized her eventual success from an early age. Do you condition your mind to visualize your success in your endeavors?
Have a Unique Approach
Barrack Obama adopted a winning mindset for his presidential campaign. He decided early on that he wanted to win. He recruited some of the best minds in media and internet technologies. They tapped on Web 2.0 technologies and networks such as Facebook, Myspace, Twitter and much more. He used these networks to recruit, train and encourage grassroots support for his presidential campaign. Because of that, plus other factors, he was able to raise a record breaking campaign kitty from small donors that enabled him to bypass a public financed campaign. This ultimately helped him win the presidency.
Think of ways you can have a unique approach to success. Do not do what everybody is doing.
Do not Expect Miracles
Winners go for their success and put in the requisite effort. Many miracles are as a result of dedicated effort and hard work.
For example, I cannot expect that this blog will miraculously turn out to be very popular without doing any work. For it to succeed, I have to continuously seek ways of delivering unique value to you.
Without delivering exceptional value, I would be wasting your time and you would not visit again. I have to work hard to justify your time investment. It does not just happen, it is hard work. Do not expect miracles. Create your miracles by taking action.
Build on Your Success
To become a real winner in life you have to learn to build on your successes. You need to aspire to win small victories. These small victories will then give you cumulative confidence to tackle more challenges.
Sir Richard Branson, UK Billionaire is a good example of someone who built on to his success to move on to bigger things. He started by running a student magazine at the age of 16. At 17 he expanded into a mail order music catalogue. In 1972 he decided to get artists to record music directly with him. He branded his company as Virgin. Today, Virgin is an empire, with over 200-businesses ranging from airlines to music, from credit cards to soda, from cell phones to space travel, and so much more.
Think like a winner. You do not need to start at your pinnacle. Build your success block by block. What is a good starting point to build your success? What can you start doing today that will bring success to your doorstep in the next few days? Remember Rome was not built in one day. Find a starting point. Create an action plan and execute it like a winner that you are.
Enjoy the Journey
Winners enjoy what they do. Think about it, from successful musicians to top athletes, winners enjoy their journey. They understand that success does not happen overnight.
You cannot afford to postpone your happiness until the day you win. You may end up a very miserable person even after achieving your goals. Remember that success is a journey and so, make sure you savor every moment of it.
Practice Makes Perfect
A winner knows that practice makes perfect. It takes a long time to gain perfection. You have to be willing to invest time to iron out your mistakes, and find an efficient way of reaching your goal. Every practice session makes doing it again seem easier.
The joy of a winning mindset is that you will get closer to your goals and you will enjoy the journey. Think like a winner. You were born a winner. Build on each successive win, gain experience and confidence to take on bigger challenges.