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What does it take to be a winner

Updated on August 21, 2014

Goal Setting

It is important to set yourself a number of goals.

The first one is the long term goal. This is the big picture, where you want to see yourself and you goal end up. The others are short-term goals. These are the small do-able steps that assist you in reaching your big goal.

So if your long term goal is to publish a book, then you are going to need to start by writing individual chapters, have it edited, artwork created, marketed and published.

As one large goal it seems daunting and unachievable, but broken down in to small short term goals, then each step along the way becomes much more manageable.

Being A Winner

It seems that some people are incredibly successful and achieve amazing results in their life. But how do they do that? How do they get to be winners in their respective fields and the rest of us don't?

One of the reasons is that only 3% of people set themselves ambitious targets and then strive to achieve them. By setting themselves goals they are able to focus their energy in a concise manner that sees them constantly working to reach their target,

Setting ambitious goals that gives them a purpose helps them top concentrate better, show more confidence, perform better and be happier and more satisfied.

Prepare yourself for how you want events to work out

Mental Rehearsal

Whether you are preparing for a meeting, sporting event, exam or anything else, mentally rehearse beforehand. Visualize what you want to achieve out of the forthcoming event. Work through all of the steps in your mind and see them coming together in the way that you want them to, without mistakes and resulting in the positive outcome that you are looking for.

It may not be that it all does go according to plan, but the important thing is that you approach it with a positive mental attitude and a series of outcomes that you want.

Then, if you find that the event is not going the way you would like,m you will be in a better position to take control and steer it back on course.

Treat Obstacles as Opportunities

Everyday we face obstacles, some small and easily overcome, some daunting that threaten to completely overwhelm us. The strategy that winners take when faced with these obstacles, is to treat them as though they are an opportunity.

At first, all you may be able to see is obstacle, but once you bend your mind to it and think about how you can work through the challenge, you will start to answers that allow you to work through it.

Think of the obstacle as something that is in your way and visualize the place that you want to be, or the outcome that you want to have on the other side of it. Once you see where you want to end up, it will become easier to focus on the obstacle in your way.

If all you can see is the obstacle and you have no image of what you are trying to reach on the other side, then the obstacle looks considerably larger,

Have Absolute Commitment

It is vitally important to be passionate and focused on what you are trying to achieve. Whatever your goal is, work intensively towards it. Be proud of what you are doing, what you haev already achieved and what it is that you are working towards achieving.

And accept that you belong to that goal and that goal belongs to you. It is very easy to be overwhelmed by the background noise of people who doubt your goals and your ability to achieve them.

Remember that it is not for them that you have set the goals, but for yourself. Each person needs to be responsible for setting and working towards achieving their own.

And never succumb to mediocrity. Don't just do what you have to do always do what you can do.

It may be that you don't end up as world champion if that was your goal, but you will end up being a winner in the knowledge that you had the belief in yourself to go after your dreams, set your goals and strived to achieve them and you behaved with absolute commitment.

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      Leslie A. Shields 3 years ago from Georgia

      Great Hub... one of the most important ingredients for success is a made up mind and an act of faith!

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