To help you and your team develop a winning mindset, here are ten differences between a winner and a loser:
A winner makes mistakes and says, “I was wrong”. A loser says, “It wasn’t my fault”.
A winner credits his good luck for winning even though it wasn’t luck. A loser credits his bad luck for losing, but it wasn’t luck.
A winner works harder than a loser and has more time. A loser is always ‘too busy’, too busy staying a failure.
A winner goes through a problem and a loser goes around it.
A winner shows he’s sorry by making up for it. A loser says he’s sorry but he does the same thing next time.
A winner knows what to fight for and what to compromise on. A loser compromises on what he should not and fights for what isn’t worth fighting for. Every day is a battle for life and it is very important that we are fighting for the right things and not wasting our time with trivia.
A winner says, “I’m good, but not as good as I ought to be”. A loser says, “Well, I’m not as bad as a lot of other people”. A winner looks up to where he is going. A loser looks down at those who’ve not yet achieved the position he has.
A winner respects those who are superior to him and tries to learn from them. A loser resents those who are superior to him and tries to find fault.
A winner is responsible for more than his job. A loser says, “I only work here”.
A winner says, “There ought to be a better way of doing it”. A loser says, “Why change it – that’s the way it’s always been done”.
Which all goes to show – the three basic ingredients for winning remain the same – attitude, attitude, attitude.
Here’s a video on how to keep your attitude strong.