Qualities of a winnerAug 22, 2021
Think about the people you interact with. Isn’t there always one who stands out? Out of millions, comes one big winner and out of billions, comes a winner who overtakes every other winner in the world. Look at the history of the world, and you will always find few individuals during a certain period who were winners of that time. Lincoln, Gandhi, Churchill, Roosevelt, Martin Luther King, Obama, Kamala Harris were all winners of their time. Today we have winners in the business field, and a few in the tough world of a political arena. Mandela was often called the winner of his time’s world in politics.
The question is not, who is the winner of a given time, but what makes a winner?
Think back in school. Even in a small classroom, one student outclasses every other. In a dance performance, one troupe member performs much better than others and the same is true in movies. We always find one actor who lived the character, while others only acted. Who is a winner and what qualities are needed to make a winner?
Winners come across the same obstacles as everybody else. But they take them as challenges. An obstacle can be treated as a hurdle or something that challenges the mind to overcome it. Winners take them as challenges and rather than getting frustrated, thrive on obstacles. Every new obstacle makes them sharper and better, while a large majority surrenders in front of the same obstacles. Sometimes they take the Aligned approach and ask themselves “Since I have to deal with this, what can I learn from it to better my experience next time?”. Then they make the choice not to dwell on them and move past the issue.
The winners have focus. Rather than giving away their energy to small ideas, they focus on the larger objective and work towards that. It is like walking on a road. The winner keeps walking, whereas other mortals try to explore smaller streets that connect to the road. Walk towards the goal. Think of the bigger picture.
Winners are not afraid of work. To achieve their objective, they work ceaselessly. There is no word such as tiredness in their dictionary. The objective of working towards the goal gives them so much energy that the tiredness finds no place in their scheme of things. How are they able to do that? First, whenever possible they choose assignments that (1) come easy to them and see it as opportunities to use their skills and (2) that they are passionate about. So they do not suffer in their hard work. They are able to embrace it. Specifically, they make sensible choices, give themselves options and work with those who are conducive to their success, whenever possible. They are okay with putting in effort, knowing that it will eventually lead to fruition. Do they challenge themselves? sure. Do they only get to do things they enjoy? Of course not. But they understand the difference between working hard and working smart.
Winners are in alignment with their pursuit. They get excited. They create the environment that is conducive to the types of things they want to see happen for themselves. This means that they do not spend their time feeling jealousy for what others may have, feeling envy or even if happy for others, they do not spend time feeling sorry for themselves or ready to argue just to prove their points on behalf of their limitations, as if they were a victim to others’ potential for well-being. No. They align with that which they want to see for themselves, genuinely, then take action steps and work toward that. If we want to create certain experiences, we set the tone by tuning in to the frequency that makes the environment conducive to success.
These are some of the qualities that define a winner. Many other qualities add up to make a true winner in the millions. Can you think of others? Why shouldn't all of us become winners?
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