“I cried because I had no shoes…
Until I saw a man with no feet”
So much about being a winner is to do with how you think.
We can view a situation, circumstance or event and color it
any way we wish – and though it objectively is the same, the
perspective we give it can differ.
A glass that looks half-empty to a pessimist is seen as being
half-full by an optimist. What matters is that the way you
think about things controls how you feel, how you behave and
how you believe in OTHER things related to it.
Of many winners I’ve met in the course of my life, there are
a few common traits that stand out…
- Daring to dream
- Celebrating success
- Being grateful
There’s a reason so many of us are willing to settle. To
accept a mundane, dreary, routine existence rather than
striving to stand out, excel, WIN at the game of Life.
It is uncomfortable. Unfamiliar. Challenging.
Yes, many of us are afraid to win.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest
fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light,
not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves,
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?“
— Marianne Williamson
Daring to dream, to aim for huge achievements, to break off
the shackles of limiting beliefs to truly follow our hearts
is not easy.
It is scary. Nerve-wracking. Even terrifying.
But it is also infinitely fulfilling… no matter if you ‘win’
Because a winner does not KNOW failure. To a winner, it is
just a temporary setback. One to learn lessons from. To
chalk up to experience. To improve upon – the next time.
“Today, we will do the tough things.
Tomorrow, the impossible ones.
And the day after that, we will perform miracles.”
And that’s why winners celebrate success. Even small ones.
Seemingly trivial ones.
They are the seeds of greater success in the future.
Winners understand the philosophy,
“Aim for the stars, you may reach the rooftops”
More important, and the single biggest trait I’ve observed in
winners, is their constant ability to cherish, value and
respect their accomplishments.
Winners are grateful. Always. For everything.
I can often tell if someone will succeed long-term just by
watching how often they express gratitude for the things they
have, and have attained.
Daring to dream.
Three traits that are the forerunner of success.
No excuses. No explanations. No ‘whats’ or ‘ifs’ or ‘buts’.
Clear, concise and simple.
FEEL like a winner – because you ARE a winner.
Manifest it by making tiny tweaks to the way you THINK.
To complete the quote from Marianne Williamson above:
“You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people
won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as
“We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It
is not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own
light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the
same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically
Go change the world, you WINNER!