Eight Strategies to Become a Winner

 By: Ann Stewart
Are You a Winner? What does it take to be a winner? Winning is really nothing more than an attitude. How is it that, although you are doing the exact same things as the next guy, the end results are not the same?

Let's examine what ingredients make up a winning attitude. Whether you need to win a crucial athletic feat, shed a destructive habit, or accomplish financial security, you won't miss if the following elements are utilized:

1. One day at a time

Whatever your goal is, do not get overwhelmed with the enormity of the task. Decide right at the outset to set attainable short-term goals as you go along. What can you accomplish today towards your long-term vision? Every day that brings results is an affirmation that you will be able to do the same tomorrow, and so on.

2. Stick-to-it-iveness

Keep on keeping on. Do not allow yourself to get discouraged and give up. You never know how close you are to the breakthrough. Your next move; the next day may be the one that will transform your destiny.

3. The right tools

Do you have the right tools for the job? If you want to win Olympic gold, do you have all the athletic abilities and training necessary? Do you want to become a network marketing success? Then you need to do your due diligence in studying the best marketing strategies, getting niche products, and consistently applying what you've learned. "Get rich quick" schemes come about only with hard work and consistent strategic effort!

4. Look forward; not back

The past is good only for learning what not to do, or applying the techniques developed to bring about success. It is of paramount importance, however, not to dwell on past failures and mistakes. The moment is Now. Go forward toward your dream.

5. Forgiveness

What does forgiveness have to do with winning? Get rid of all the bad feelings you have against those who have hurt you - whether deliberately or not. Past hurts will hold you back. Let go; move on and prove to yourself that you Can do it. Remember, though, you are proving Yourself; you're doing it for You. Doing something in anger, resentment or retaliation of any kind will block your creative juices from flowing and rob you of the joyful satisfaction that accompanies success.

6. Gratitude

Develop a habit of thankfulness. Show gratitude to those who help you along the way. Take a few moments every now and then to reflect on all the good things you have, i.e. family, friends, education, affirming individuals, talents, etc. The bible states: "whatsoever things are true, .. honest, pure, lovely, and of good report... think on these things." (Phil. 4:8)

7. Inspiration

Have a daily quiet time with God. The Lord says that if we delight ourselves in Him, He will give us the desires of our heart (psalm 37:4). The more you are attuned to Him, the more you will hear His voice and His leading in your everyday life. Whenever you get to a point where you think you cannot do it or go any further, remember and recite out loud this encouraging verse: "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." (Phil. 4:13).

8. Expectancy

Once you have the vision as to which path to follow to success; then expect great results! Thank Him for your success - yes, before you can even see it. "Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." (Heb. 11:1). As well, the Bible tells us to make all our requests known to God. If He gave you the vision, the talent and the drive to follow your dream, then He will see you through! Write down your vision, paste it on the wall in front of you, and speak it out loud every chance you get. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God! (Rom. 10:17)

Now, go on, Just Do It! Prosper and Be in Health, even as your soul prospers. Yes, that's also in the Bible. It's God's Will that you prosper in every way. (John 3:2).
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