Winner’s have many positive attributes. Here are some of them that you can emulate:
1. Take 100 % responsibility.
I have come across many successful people around the world. One quality they all have is they take full responsibility for their life. I have also come across people who always have an excuse for their shortcomings. For them, it is usually someone else’s fault. Taking 100 percent responsibility for your shortcomings and failures is the key to winning.
2. Decide and reinforce.
Once you decide what you stand for and where you are going, reinforce it in as many ways as you can. Emphasize it in your verbal, written, non-verbal and third-party communication. Go forward, and make decisions that help you implement your ideas. The more you reinforce them, the deeper your understanding and confidence will become. When people on your team see you in that mode, they start to increase the tempo, and you will see a positive effect. However, the starting point is you as the leader.
3. Value feedback.
Regular feedback and accountability can be very valuable. Being open and objective allows you to evaluate where you can do better. We all have blind spots and can miss some obvious errors we may be making. One of the qualities of successful people is inviting feedback and being open to it. There is always room for improvement, even when you have performed at your peak.
4. When winning takes over
When people notice things falling into place, they may be tempted to say “She is lucky.” However, usually things fall into place because you:
• are becoming clear and focused
• are becoming confident
• have accelerated your work rate.
The above combination results in luck and synchronicity.
5. Don’t let the past dictate the future.
It does not matter where you start; it is where you finish that counts. Bill Gates was a college dropout who at times enjoyed playing poker in lieu of going to classes at Harvard. Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak started Apple in Steve Job’s garage.Albert Einstein had challenges with some of the most basic daily activities. The past does not equal the future.
Being a winner starts with a SPARK and acquiring the attributes of a winner!