Have the mindset of Champions
|August 3, 2012||Posted by Assegid under Success||
In this Olympics Season, it is worthy to talk about the mindset of champions. Once per four years, athletes around the world gather to compete. This time, Athletes gathered in London and are competing. Nonetheless, not everyone who traveled there gets rewards. Those who have the mindset of champions are winning medals.
The same is true in life. All of us are parts of life, and competing in one way or another in one or two or more fronts. The main reason why we fight to win the battle may vary from person to person. The amount of efforts it takes to win each battle depends upon the nature of the battle. However, those who have the mindset of champions get what they want from life regardless of the challenges that stand between them and their dream. Life doesn’t reward everyone because s/he is part of it. Fighting doesn’t equal winning!
I may not know a lot of things about you but one thing I am sure is that you have your own fight (s), and you hope to win. You may be fighting to gain or regain a sound health. Or you may be in a fight to lose weight. Or you may be battling to keep or improve your relationship. Or you may be competing to win over your competitors. Whatever your case may be, you need the mindset of champions if your desire is to win.
In this blog, I would like to suggest four of the most important components of the mindset of champions. Champions have these attributes in common. They demonstrate:
1. Resolve to win. Without winning self, it is unlikely to win anything else outside of ourselves. It is the foundation to develop the mindset of champions. If you are defeated within or doubtful about whether you win, the probability of winning those battles you are now in is unlikely. On the other hand, if you resolve to win, the rest is a matter of time. When you resolve to win, you don’t settle for any other alternative than victory. You burn your bridge and move forward to win without anything to fall back.
2. Preparation to win. Your resolution to win in those areas of your life remains a wish list unless you prepare yourself very well. Those medal winners in the London Olympics are the ones who have been preparing well in the past couple of years. Identify the skills and techniques you need, have a working schedule, and continue to prepare until you graduate as a winner. Before you win in a grand stage and enjoy public celebration, first, win in the field and celebrate your win alone.
3. Diligence to win. A mere preparation doesn’t make you a champion. You need to show diligence. Work hard beyond what is expected of you to win. Be a person who is willing to demonstrate handwork more than your competitors. That is why Benjamin Disraeli said, “Diligence is the mother of good fortune”.
4. Resilience to win. Even if you are prepared well and showed diligence, in most cases, winning may not happen cheaply and easily. The road toward success is a protracted and twisted journey. It takes to display an unbeatable resilience. There may be times you may feel like it is over before you win. At times, you may be tempted to call it quit when the going gets tough, and arrange a pity party. That is when you need to cite one of the powerful statements of one of my favorite motivational speakers- Les Brown who said, “It isn’t over until I win!”
Champions have a mindset that believes in self-resolution, preparation, diligence, and resilience to win. Develop the mindset of champions and win those areas you are now battling. If you do so, you will win in the end and become the undisputed champion. You have a final say to determine when the fight will be over. It will be over only when you win. Until then, the fight continues…It isn’t over until you win!!