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Be a winner - Impossible is nothing

Updated on August 8, 2012

Be a Winner with a Positive Attitude

"Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live the world they've been given, than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It's a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing." - Muhammad Ali

All things are possible for him who believes. – Bible

Are you a winner? I am. I am not the CEO of a corporate giant, or a millionaire, I am currently not even employed, yet I am a winner. You doubt it? Well, you can if you wish, but I am. You wonder how? I am always happy, I hardly spend time worrying, I rarely speak negatively, I hardly ever complain and I love with all my heart and I think impossible is nothing!

You may think I am healthy wealthy and everything is perfect in my world. I can assure you that none of those are true. However I have fought my way though ill health and financial difficulties. I eat right, spend wisely and think right. That is my secret. You can be a winner too!!

How to be a winner?

I am glad you asked the question. No one’s world is perfect what you see externally as perfect may not stand up to close scrutiny. Neither was mine, but I learnt a few things in life - I have the power to choose the life I that I live, I can make my life what I want it to be. You can also make your life what you want it to be.

Being positive

You can be a winner if you decide to be positive today, no matter what. Are you wondering is that possible? Yes, it is. I was a disgruntled person, unhappy most of the time, complaining and critical of everything. My learning has changed my life. It can change your life too. You need to know that you are in control over your life, your emotions; your circumstances have only as much power as you will allow it to.

My dream project of three years in which I have invested a major part of my life’s saving and passion just went down the drain a couple of weeks ago or so it seemed at that time. The possibility of getting it back on track was impossible. I knew if I discussed this with others all that I would have been told was to quit or to look for alternatives. I held my peace and wrote poems of hope and gratitude, spoke positive words (in fact I wrote to my friend as if my dream was right on track) focused on the positive and did all that was left to be done on the dream project. I refused to think negatively at all times. I just got an email telling me that 'impossible is nothing'! They made an exception for my circumstance. This is not a one off incident, it always happens to me. I believe it will for you too. Never become negative about anything!!

Being positive helps

Remain positive in the face of adversity and you will turn the tide towards you. Remaining positive helps you focus on your present resources and do whatever you do well. Speak positive, act positive and think positive. Train your mind to be focussed and fixed on the goals you have set and don’t give in to negative thinking and behavior. Focus on solutions and not on problems.

Aim High. Dream your life up and work it into a reality. Never settle for the second best, strive hard.

Refuse to complain and grumble. I was told when a joined a huge IT giant as an HR officer that I need to make my voice heard and my presence felt , I had to demand for my rights. I learned that soon enough and found my attitude changing; I became aggressive and did not like tat me that I had become. Thankfully I was grounded in my values and the fact that ‘the meek shall inherit the earth’ was once again forcefully taught to me. I am not exactly meek, but I keep my attitude in check. I do not allow myself to complain and cuss and rant about things when they go wrong. My happy demeanor has worked more for me than my aggression. I have learned that when we complain and grumble we send out negative vibes which makes people respond to us as negatively as possible. If you have such an attitude of grumbling and complaining keep it in check today. That is the secret of being happy. Every roadblock or problem is a new opportunity.

Do not worry!!! Yes, don’t worry be happy. Worry, tension anxiety increase the flow of adrenalin to your brain signaling that all is not well, causing your emotions and body to respond accordingly. Worry Is negative meditation, and whatever you meditate on, will be reflected in your speech, action and behavior. Worrying is focusing on the negative. Focus on what can be done or focus on solutions, do all that you can and relax because you have done your best in the given circumstances.

A positive Attitude makes you a winner

Do not fear. Fear robs us all the opportunities which knock on our doors. Face fear face to face, conquer it and be done with it. Look at it this way there is nothing to lose but everything to be gained when you take up an opportunity and start to work on it. Fear is self doubt; fear is an emotion that tells you, you can’t do it. It is your biggest enemy, so do not walk with it. Conquer it today, leave it behind you.

Learn new things everyday. Never stop learning because you are old or ill or wealthy. Learning enables you to adapt and change to the environment around you. Change is the only constant in life. Learning helps you widen your horizons and make the right choices in life. Be committed to making yourself a winner.

Work hard. Plan well. Utilize all your resources, especially your time. Never wait for the best job or the right opening, it may never come. Take up the one that is best suited and learn all you can from it. You can gain valuable experience which you would otherwise not.

Work with the right attitude, often when we recruit people as HR professionals we choose people with the right attitude over the brilliant ones. The brilliant ones often come with the attitude that they are doing the organization a favor by joining it. The people who are open minded with a desire to learn, are more sincere, more responsible and are hard working, making then an asset to the organization. They put themselves in line for promotions and rewards. They declare to the world ‘they are winners’, ‘impossible is nothing’!

Do not be cowed down by defeat. Never despair. Defeat or failure is the stepping stone to success, we learn more from our failures than form our successes.

Believe in yourself. If you doubt yourself do not expect others to favor you or do you a good turn. Believe in yourself as a person, believe in your potential believe in goodness. Work on your skills till you achieve what you want.

Never give up. Commitment to anything that you take up is the winning attitude. Be committed to yourself and whatever you have invested yourself into. Just hang in there, you will see yourself through the worst and you will come out stronger and better equipped than before.

Hope for the best. That is another way of believing in yourself and being a winner! Never let doubts plague you; it sucks up all your energy.

Never stop doing good. Winners never stop doing good even in the face of adversity. Do not expect people to return the favor, do your best and move on. Even when people are mean, do good, because it makes you feel that you are not controlled by their attitude or their meanness.

Love with all your heart. Passion, for all that you take on, passion for life, passion for your spouse makes your life meaningful. I believe that life flings all kinds of people in our way if we could treat them with love and respect we would have done our best to be the biggest winner of all times. There may be people who may return the favor with sourness and unkindness, which is not your concern. It is a choice they make, don’t let their choice dictate to you and change your choices. I have been hurt, upset but I can tell you one thing, love has more power to change than a critical attitude or grumbling or negativity. I know when I look back I have won more friends for life that way!! I am a winner, and so can you be. Impossible is nothing!!

Imossible is nothing .. say it today with me, with faith..

I am a winner against all odds.

I believe in myself and my potential.

I believe in doing my best.

I believe in the goodness of people around me.

I believe in the future, as much as I believe in the present and I am prepared for it.

Impossible is nothing!

I honestly want to appreciate the fact that you have been with me to the end of this article and I hope that you have the best life there is.

I would love to hear from you..your opinion matters...

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      Gaurav Bose 5 years ago

      Best article I have ever read in my life. Great choice of words, brought tears to my eyes. POSITIVTY

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      sofs 6 years ago

      Joy, you have it all there within you, you just need to remind yourself of all that is within you. I just read your comment on that thread about Bible being a book that is alive.. and I said Bravo Joy..way to go.:)

      We just need to choose what battles we fight. Not every person or every battle is worth fighting about, worthless things need to be discarded to give way for what is good and positive in us. Thank you Joy for reminding yourself. Love you!

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      Joy56 6 years ago

      I am back for more encouragement, it is hard at times, but dusting myself off, and starting all over again.

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      sofs 7 years ago

      Thank you Rekha, for taking the time to read and comment. Well as you have learned the by hook or by crook works but at a price while by letting go and humbling yourself you have much to gain, your inner peace, your happiness and the right attitude.

      I do really appreciate your comment, this means a lot to me. Thank you and God Bless!

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      rekha 7 years ago

      Liked the hub very much. Thank you for sharing your lessons.

      The world teaches us "by hook or crook", but by "letting go" & "humbling myself", I've surprisingly found myself in win-win situations most of the time. Also I'm at peace with myself.

      You have a nice easy lucid style of writing. Never verbose. Keep it up. God bless!!

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      sofs 7 years ago

      Wonderful to see you again Alberich, you are absolutely right, yes positive attitude has positive impact on your psychological and physical health. I am glad that you have brought out this point. Thank you for your kind words and your support.

      May this year be the best year of your life so far, may all you dreams and ambitions be realized. God bless!!

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      alberich 7 years ago

      Affirmation of a positive picture of your self does not just have an impact of your attitude and the outcome of things; it is also scientifically proved to have a direct influence on your physical and psychological strength.

      Thank You Sofs and May God give you the energy and support you need to carry on!

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      sofs 7 years ago

      Fairone, I am truly glad that this hub motivates you, It encourages and blesses me to receive a comment like this. We are called to do our best, believe in the best and never give up. Thanks you are a winner too, and yes don't ever give up.. the best years are yet to come so go get it!

      My best wishes to you for a fruitful and awesome year ahead!! God Bless!!

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      fairone 7 years ago

      A very good hub. Motivates me to do my best ahead of my new college life. Doing my best without hoping too much return does make me feel good. Thanks! You're a winner so dont ever give up!

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      sofs 7 years ago

      Antoine Van hove, glad to have you back.I was truly inspired to write this hub especially when I hear people complaining so much. It is our attitude that makes all things possible. Impossible is nothing!!

      God bless and may this be the best year yet for you!

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      Antoine Van Hove 7 years ago

      Thank you very much for this most inspiring HUB.

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      sofs 7 years ago

      Fucsia, yes you are a winner, it is your attitude that makes you a winner. The circumstances do not dictate to us we dictate to the circumstances, that is the quality of a winner!

      Fucsia thank you for your kind words and wish you a year of prosperity, happiness, health and great attitude!

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      fucsia 7 years ago

      Sometimes it happened that I felt sad, tired, alone, imprisoned by my limits, paralyzed by my fears. Anyway I think to be a winner.


      Becouse I always react and I stand up, to live my live fully, to find my happiness.

      Thanks for your Hub: Is very inspiring and full of positivity energy. A page to read in the worst moments.

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      sofs 7 years ago

      It is always a joy to have you here Brenda, You have been missed. Yes, all of us are winners, we just need to tweak up our attitude. Thank you for your kind words, for following my blogs and all the support too.

      I wish you and yours a very happy and prosperous new year filled with joy and peace. God Bless!

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      Joy56 7 years ago

      I enjoyed the hub, and have been reading your blog. You have lots of good advice, winners are everywhere!!!!!!!

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      sofs 7 years ago

      It is always good to see you FloBe, great interpretation of the story there and great insight too. Attitude is all, you can either be a winner or a loser because of your attitude. Refuse to think negative is my mantra. I would never tire of saying this!

      Happy New year to you FloBe, Hope this will be the best year yet for you and your family.

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      sofs 7 years ago

      Jantamaya, happy to see you back and I am glad you liked the Hub. It is always splendid to meet people who think positive, I am glad to have met you Jantamaya!

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      Flo Belanger 7 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Inspirational once again. The turtle knew the secret in the story of the turtle and the hare. The turtle plodded along (with a good attitude, I believe!) and won the race because it never lost sight of the goal. The hare raced along thinking it would automatically win because of its merits and ended up losing because of cockiness. I plan to keep moving forward until I know something doesn't work and then simply shift focus onto something that does! That way discouragement won't get the better of me.

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      Maria Janta-Cooper 7 years ago from UK

      Sofs, thank you for this great hub! By the way, I'm like you :) :) :). !!!! :) :) :)

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      sofs 7 years ago

      Ritche always a pleasure to have your comments on my hubs. You have summed this up so well. Attitude determines your altitude, commitment, passion and self belief take you to the the top. Thank you for rating it useful and awesome.

      Thank you for your kind words, it is truly appreciated:).

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      sofs 7 years ago

      Tim, Thank you for the compliment:). You are so kind.

      No pep talk this, you are only limited by your thinking, yes impossible is nothing. Everyone who puts their mind to it is a winner.

      My life has changed beyond recognition when I understood this truth!! Thank you Tim for your encouragement and God bless!!

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      richtwf 7 years ago

      An excellent hub filled with lots of great advice.

      So long as we have the right attitude, are willing to work hard and smart, and not give up when faced by difficulties then we will prevail as a winner in the end!

      'Winners never quit and quitters never win.'

      Useful and awesome.

      God bless!

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      timorous 7 years ago from Me to You

      Well hey sofs, you've always been a winner in my book. :)

      Very good pep talk for anyone who ever doubts or questions themselves. It's absolutely true..impossible IS nothing. The only limitation is your own thoughts.