Friday, 13 January 2017
10 Ways To Develop A Winner's Mindset
By Nigel Ikechukwu at January 13, 2017
1. Learn to do more than the rest.
You must be willing to do much more than necessary or what others consider normal. Winners don't just stop at where other people stop, they go the extra mile which is why they get extraordinary results. Many people are lazy and don't want to put in work. That's why few people are at the top. These few are the winners ready to do more than expected.
2. Be persistent, but not to a fault.
A winner knows how to be persistent. He keeps pushing for whatever he wants without easily giving up. There are times of course when he quits. But he only quits when he knows he has tried his possible best. Else, he keeps on pushing for his goals. This obsession is what keeps him winning.
3.Place important value on your time.
To develop a winner's mindset, you must learn to appreciate the value of your time. Time is money! Time really matters. You must conscious of time as a resource that should never be wasted. This will keep you focused on what really matters rather than wasting your time on frivolous activities.
4. Understand that nobody owes you anything.
You can't have the mindset of a winner when you always expect people to do things for you or depend on them. You must understand that nobody owes you anything and that if you really want to achieve anything, you have to get it yourself through the actions and decisions you make.
5. Don't care too much about what they say or think.
You must learn to stop worrying about what other people would think or say and do what you strongly feel is the right thing. Worrying comes as a result of fear and fear cannot allow you develop a winner's mindset. You should consider other people's opinion, but make up your mind and take the best decisions without letting their opinions stop you.
6. You should keep updating your knowledge.
If you're not willing to keep learning, you cannot have a winner's mindset. A winner understands that knowledge is infinite and if he must stay ahead of the game, he must continue to gain knowledge and experience. He never assumes to know it all or have all the answers. He's always a student of life.
7. Learn how to move on.
You can't have the mindset of a winner when you cannot let go of the past or any other thing. You can't progress when you're stuck with things that have already happened. Winners keep moving on no matter what they encounter. They never stop and they refuse to be stuck. Learn to let go of things that are keeping you behind.
8. Follow your gut!
Yes, this is the most neglected way of developing this mindset. Most of us keep accepting the opinions of other people and neglect what we really feel inside. How many times have you been in the situation where you say "I knew it" "I should have listened to my heart" or stuff like that? Your heart usually knows the correct answer!
9. Take good care of your body.
It is no longer news that the state of the body can affect the state of mind. You should take good care of your body by engaging in exercise and eating healthy food. Good health is an asset and it keeps you in a good mental state which allows you think clearly and come up with brilliant ideas.
10. Discipline yourself.
Developing a winner's mindset requires serious discipline. You must know when to say No to certain things and when to say Yes to them. You must discipline yourself to set goals and keep to deadlines. You must have a plan and train yourself to be consistent in your efforts to be a better person and make a contribution to the world.
There you have it! You can add yours.