Winner – “A person who wins a something; a noble prize. Someone who has achieved success.” ~ Oxford dictionaries.
N.B – “No process, no victory.”
You need to have started a process before you think of winning. And to win, you need to begin to exhibit the qualities and attributes of a winner.
It is never possible to exhibit those qualities when you don’t know them. So if you don’t want to lose again, or you want to begin to win more, then I recommend this for you.
Below are 15 things winners do to win!
- Winners Love Their Works
Irrespective of the kind of work you are doing to be a true winner you need to love that work. One of the fastest ways to win is to see your work as fun and love what you do.
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to succeed and to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great works is to love what you do” ~ Steve Jobs.
You are a footballer, you always complain about your team yet you still think you can win? It is not possible. Love your work and you will be motivated to continually hone your skills and strive harder towards success.
- Winners Set Specific And Realistic Goals
Give a man a gun and tell him to shoot. His question will be “at what?” Winners don’t just set goals, winners make their goals so specific and straight. When you set clear goals, the process of achieving it becomes easier and faster.
“A goal properly set is half way reached” ~ Zig Ziglar.
If you want to win you don’t just set vague goals, set specific and attainable goals and you will be pleased to chase after it.
- Winners Visualize
After winners have set their goals and made it clear, they visualize.
Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the general overseer of R.C.C.G once defined vision as begining with the end in mind. Placing a reminder of the end in mind is one the sure fire motivation that keeps winners striving.
Try to get a clear picture of what the end is going to look like; view how glorious it looks, and use it to boost you self-power. It will make you active and desperate t get to what you say in your view; and that’s the winning spirit.
- Winners track their progress.
After viewing into their future, the next thing winners do is to track their progress. That is they compare their present state to what they saw in their view.
“If you can’t track it, you can’t get it”
When you track your progress, you tend to realize where you are getting it wrong, what needs to be adjusted and what is needed to be maintained in other to win and continue winning.
- Winners Are Time Conscious
Time, time, time. Time is everything; without time you cannot do anything.
Winners value their time even more than anything. Every seconds count and you just have 86,400 seconds in a day.
Manage external time wasters, and make sure what you are doing is what is meant to be done at that time, make every seconds count to your advantage and draw you closer to your success.
To know how to make effective use of your time, I recommend 18 motivational hacks; effective steps to get 72 hours result in just one day
- Winners Are Focused
After a wide study about focus, research proves that focus is an essential element to productivity.
“With Focus You Can Be Sure Of Being
Productive Not Just Being Busy”
~ Dr. Frank Eve.
Winners are productive people and to be productive you need to be focused. We live in a modern world of constant information, communication and entertainment; everyone wants to listen and be listened to; distractions are everywhere. And that’s the reason why you need to be focused if you truly want to win.
- Winners Don’t Doubt
Winners are creative. If you aren’t creative you cannot win. And the greatest enemy to creativity is self-doubt.
You need to change those “Can I” or “Is it possible” words to “I will” or “I will make it possible”
Winners don’t doubt instead they have a strong confidence and trust in their self. If truly you want to become a winner you need to create a standard platform of trust in yourself because without trust you cannot be creative and without creativity you cannot win.
To erase totally doubt in yourself and build a strong confidence read my article on how to conquer self-doubt.
- Winners Use The “Double P Strategy For Productivity” To Be In Charge
Winners never submit to depression or oppression; they are always in charge even under positive and negative pressure. And the pretty truth is that more pressure comes when you fail to act against or balance procrastination.
So be in charge and be a winner by using the “double p strategy for productivity”
- Winners Are Active
“The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine” – Mike Murdock.
Winners are active people. They are always ready to work and learn. They don’t get bored, they don’t get tired, and they don’t get pissed off. Just to win!!!
- Winners Take Risks and Face It.
Winners are not always scared of taking a risk. For crying out loud we would still continue to walk with our legs and ride on our horses and donkeys if the risk of launching the first mobile transportation wasn’t taken
Don’t be scared to take risks provided they are risks that are in line with your goal. And always be ready to face it; that’s a good attribute of a true winner.
- Winners Are Healthy
Winners see living a healthy life as the most paramount of all. Because without being healthy you cannot win.
So many emphasis are been laid on health. An unhealthy person cannot begin/continue the strife to win; your health status will always draw you back.
If truly you want to become a winner, you have to guide your health with all diligence!
- Winners Don’t Observe
Some people would just want everybody to love them and love what they do. It’s not possible because you aren’t yet a winner; it is when you become a winner they either love you at will or they love you by force when they need something from you. Winners don’t observe, they move on with their goal in mind irrespective of what people around them say or feel. There are always two categories of people. Those that will encourage, and those that will discourage. You cannot win when you observe just everybody around you.
“Do not let the noise of others opinion drown out your inner voice” ~ Steve Jobs.
N.B – This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t interact. No interact with people but if you want to be a winner you need to begin to care less about other people’s feeling towards you because what people want is just instant result, they will always be pissed off with the process.
- Winners Fail. Winners Fail A lot And They Get Inspired By It.
Winners fail, winners fail a lot and winners are not scared of failing again. All those who have succeeded in one aspect or the other have once recorded their failures.
Just like one of the best American failure; Thomas Edison, if he didn’t fail he would have been awarded American’s most copious innovator. He failed so he could win. Thomas Edison; who had failed in various attempts, instead of looking down and become discouraged he stood fast, studied his failure, and discovered various principles that helped his final success. That was when he could confidently say ~
“I had not failed 1’000 times, I never failed once, I had just succeeded in proving that those 1’000 approaches to that work would not work. And when I have eliminated the ways that will not work then I will find a way that will work.”
It’s not that you should be expecting to fail, “If you plan to fail you fail for life” Instead you should work towards becoming a winner and if you realize you have failed along the line, just see as one of your winning process. Get inspired by your failure and realize what step to take so as not the fail in that aspect again.
- Winners Never Quit
This is one of the most precious attributes of a winner that is their “unwillingness to quit.”
“I have missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost 300 games 26 times, I have been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I have failed over and over again in my life yet I never quit. And that is why I succeed. ~ Michael Jordan.
Quitters quit in various aspects, some of which are –
- Your goal is to lose part of your body weight, after two weeks of all the process you still weigh the same 100 kg now you are pissed off and you quit (How do you know that you aren’t closer to your weight loss goal? ~ winner’s feeling)
- You organized a 7 days program which know will benefit many lives and will source in money for you, this is the fifth day, only few people are attending and you decided to quit (How sure are you that thousands of people are not waiting to attend the grand finale; the seventh day? ~ Winner’s feeling)
- You have been planning your vacation for a long time and it’s not clicking then you were provoked to quit; you missed that awesome trip I tell you.
- You are a fresh graduate and you have submitted applications to 100 companies to work and no one seems to hire you, then you quit searching (How sure are you that the 101 company you are going to isn’t going to hire you instantly? ~ winner’s feeling)
- Some quit on relationships; you are a lady and you guy isn’t making the money you want so you quit the relationship and went to another guy (How sure are you that your new guy isn’t going to be your ex. Driver when luck comes? ~ winner’s feeling)
- Your Ambition is to invent a new thing in your state/country but you think you lack the right knowledge on how to do it (Who told you that knowledge isn’t acquirable in no time? ~ winners feeling)
- And lots more which I won’t stand to talk about.
Just like an experience we had recently at our farm; we needed water during the dry season because the natural channels weren’t serving our pond well, so we decided to dig borehole. We dug the first bore hole (100 feet) there was no water, we then sort to dig the second one the following week, before then people had been talking and sharing experiences that we would never see water even if we dig 50 holes because of the land topography. We dug the second hole up to 70 feet yet no water. We were all discouraged not until my teacher who is also the C.E.O of our farm told the drillers to dig 10 feet more. Something strange then happened. As they place the first 5 feet rod on the hole with just a little force, then water pumped out. We Won!!!
You should not expect things to move on that smoothly (when you aren’t God). But when things go wrong as they sometimes will, be strong and courageous continue to press on you might succeed in the next blow you know?
- Winners Are Spiritual
If you truly want to be a winner, you must not overlook the aspect of spirituality. Whatever religion you practice; Christianity, Islamic, traditional or any other religion be sure you feed your soul every day. Set aside a little time to read spiritual books, meditate, pray as well as listen to spiritual messages. It serves as a charge to your body and soul and keeps you on a safe path to success.
Author: Daniel Moayanda
Dan. is a young strategist, motivational writer and public speaker. He provides entrepreneurs with success strategies and backs it up with the right motivation needed to explore. He also writes about finding a way out of everything in general!