3 Characteristics of a Winning Attitude
Winning in life comes from knowing what you want. What do you want out of life or your career? Advancement? Family security or happiness? Recognition? More money? Success is indeed a state of mind. Winning is a state of being, and so is achieving a successful career. However, it involves a habit that must be cultivated. This motivational video will show you how.
Through our study of superstar performers (We have four books on how to be a superstar in leadership, customer service, sales and as an employee-see below) we found three key attitudes: a focus on possibilities, persistence despite life’s ups and downs, and the pride to do well. Therefore, pay attention and take notes.
An Analogy for Winning
An analogy is like a farmer does with his crops. Certainly, obstacles will arise; the farmer faces hazardous weather, insects, and market deviations. However, the successful farmer is persistent day in and day out, month in and month out. Winners take the same approach whatever the career or challenges. How Do Winners Succeed?
Winning is an inside out process. What matters most is the attitude and actions taken day to day. Winners imagine the best, not the worst. They think about what they want, not what they do not want. Winners pre-play positive results and do not replay negative situations. Winners create the futures they imagine and do not lament the past mistakes or lost opportunities. Then they act purposely and persistently to achieve perfection.
Stories About Winning
Dick Fosbury, inventor of the Fosbury Flop, used hard training and imaging to set a world record in the high jump, 7’3”. He also won the gold medal in the 1968 Olympics. He would rock back and forth a few times at the starting line to stimulate his run and jump. Then, he would take off, run and high jump backwards over the bar. He was a world champion – a superstar!
All champions train excessively, are helped by great coaches, and imagine the best. Jean Claude Killy won three Olympic gold medals using this approach. Some of the most exceptional examples of successful training and positive attitudes are the astronauts. Nobody knew what the Apollo moon expeditions would really be like, except maybe Jules Verne or Ray Bradbury. However, the astronauts performed their projected tasks with precision. Thousands of hours of review and practice in the desert and ocean made them winners. They perfected the result with NASA simulations. Neil Armstrong said of the moon expedition, “It was beautiful, just like drill.” Captain Conrad concurred, “It feels like I’ve been there many times before.” Winning involves practice, drill and rehearse.
The POW’s in Vietnam did it. Many spent three to seven years behind bars deprived of most intellectual activity or physical comforts. To combat boredom and loneliness, they took self-development courses in their minds. Some learned to play the guitar and piano without even touching the instrument. They made instruments out of sticks. Col. George Hall maintained his golf skills by playing 18 holes of golf in his mind every day.
Pulling It All Together
Winners work thru their problems regardless of the disappointment with an intense desire to excel. With ingenuity, creativity, and innovation they find a way to persevere and succeed.
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