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Be a winner - Impossible is nothing
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!!
Impossible is Nothing
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.
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!!
- Mindspacearena: Passion - The quintessential ingredient for a successful life!! (continued)
Passion is the most important ingredient to be a winner.
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.