BE A WINNER

Posted on July 27, 2020 · Posted in Blog, General, Memo Plus Gold, Personal

The Importance of Winning

Since the beginning of time, society has always praised and applauded winners. Winning is and has become the central core of society, and everything that we do revolve around this one dynamic.

The Rewards of Winning

Victory tastes very sweet and there are many advantages to winning, especially in a competition orientated society like ours. By winning:

  • You become more successful and popular
  • You are given respect and admiration
  • You can win certain rewards or perks
  • You feel better about yourself
  • You improve your confidence

… and the list goes on. The main point is that winning is a good thing and as long as you do not let it go to your head it can be very fruitful and beneficial.

Qualities of a Winner

Burning Ambition

Winners aim and aspire for the stars. They focus on the future and create stretching goals and challenging targets in order to help them achieve this. Having the drive, motivation and dedication to continuously focus on the task at hand was the most frequently used describe a winner.

Dogged Determination

Having unwavering determination and picking yourself up when things do not go to plan are core to having a winning attitude. Winners work hard, try even harder and have another go even if they see themselves as an underdog or behind the curve. Their mental resilience through adversity is a key element to a winning attitude, dealing with uncertainty and thriving under pressure.

Realistic Optimism

Being a realistic optimist and turning a negative into a positive is critical to success. The winners are optimistic about the future, always finding a way to turn the most negative situations into a positive one. This does however need to be combined with a dose of reality. They are realistic in the pursuit of their dreams and do not allow negative comments to affect them, working past setbacks in a positive way.

Unwavering Belief

All winners did not necessarily start their journey with the unwavering belief – they measure their success in their achievements and have an intrinsic need to prove themselves. The success and achievement of goals and targets help to reinforce and confirm their self-belief. Winners are also self-aware: they know their limits and accept their imperfections, choosing to build on their personal strengths and self-improve in order to achieve their successes. As a result, they have a clear understanding of what they can and cannot control, and they are not afraid of failure – this only makes them stronger.

Intrinsic Generosity

A striking and surprising finding was the extent to which our winners are generous and put others first. They spend time and money to care for colleagues, family members and teammates; wanting to help them to achieve and succeed. They trust these people implicitly; they look to them for support and advice and are happy to ask for feedback and decision-making support.

Mutual Respect

Persuasiveness, empathy and tolerance are the elements that make up this characteristic of a winning attitude. This relates to an individual’s ability to be a strong leader within a team and bring people along with them on the journey. The winners respect their colleagues, fellow competitors and team, they build strong relationships and consider other people’s perspectives. They gain buy-in and support through having credibility and honouring promises. They realise the importance of being one ‘cog‘ in the team machine and value collaborating with others to create a strong team ethic.

Maximising Opportunities

Taking full advantage of every opportunity was frequently mentioned as being key to success. The winners see an opportunity and grasp it with both hands and make full use of the situation or task. They do not take their situation for granted and are grateful for the opportunities that have come about, seeking to make the most of their situation.

Disruptive Thought

Winners challenge themselves and others to think and operate differently. They embrace change, questioning the status quo in order to better themselves and others. They are innovative in solving critical problems and remain open-minded when assessing and analysing a situation.

Constant Curiosity

Individuals with this characteristic absorb huge amounts of information, learn from each challenge, and take any opportunity to develop their skills. They have an intrinsic need to continually grow. Having the ability to learn from others and from past mistakes is key to being successful.

Single-Minded Focus

Having a high attention to detail is critical for success, as winners regularly monitor and refine practices. Winning individuals take a methodical approach and focus on perfecting on the small, daily tasks so that the larger tasks take care of themselves. Individuals who are single-minded, plan both for success and failure, prioritising tasks to try and ensure the best outcome possible. They break down the task or problem into smaller parts in order to create simplicity and clarity.

How to Become a Winner

Become Goal-Oriented

Imagine trying to win a race if you had no idea where to go; it is not possible.  Goals give you direction and winning can only happen if you have a target in mind. So, form goal-making a second nature and learn to work towards something rather than working aimlessly.

Take Responsibility

Take responsibility for everything you do in your life and do not make excuses. Winners are in control of themselves and feel only they are responsible for their outcomes.

Do Not Be Afraid of Failure

You can’t expect to win without ever facing failure. Failure is a regular part of life and you have to learn to embrace it; So rather than fearing failure, learn how to use it to your advantage.

Be Committed

Winners are committed to winning. They know what they want and therefore, do whatever they have to do, to get there. Try to stay dedicated and learn how to motivate yourself to keep going.

Do Not Procrastinate

Procrastination is the prime reason for failure. Do not put things off and try to get things done as soon as possible. This way you do not just release stress but you gain time to do other things to reach your goal.

Visualize the Process

Winners do not waste valuable time only visualizing the end goal. They visualize the process and the steps involved. This visualization gives winners vision and it helps them reach their destination faster.

Manage Your Time

Make the most of your time and learn to be more productive. Time is very valuable.

Focus

Do not ever let your focus be weakened. Focus is vital for attaining victory as it provides you with a backbone or foundation to build upon. Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand.

Always be Learning

When it comes to winning, knowledge is literally power, and the more you know the better.

Work Hard

Winning, in the end, comes down to hard work. The more effort you put in the better the results. So, if you increase your effort and you will greatly increase your chances of winning. Hard work mixed with determination can get you anything in life.

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