3 Things You Can Do to Develop a Winner's Mindset
We all love winning. It brings great joy and satisfaction. All our lives, we keep working towards some form of victory. But not everyone ends up being successful. That begs the question " What exactly does it take to become a winner ? ".
I believe that there are a variety of factors that determine a person's success. But the most important thing is their mindset. It is observed that a lot of successful people have a similar mindset. Their approach towards life is slightly different. Here are 3 things you can do do develop a winner's mindset.
Increase Your Willpower
Willpower is one of the most important things you need to have to be a winner. Everyone has a different level of willpower. But this is not something you are born with. It is something you develop over the years. Willpower is just like a muscle. It can be trained and made stronger through regular exercise.
You might not have enough willpower to resist a big temptation or to break a very strong habit. So you can start by breaking a smaller one. Just like you would lift smaller weights on your first day at the gym. Once you do this often, you can start increasing the load.
There are 3 simple things to develop willpower
Finish what you started
The only thing that is more difficult than getting started is finishing what you started. This habit is a great way to develop your willpower. Don't think of huge tasks to finish. Start small. Start by finishing all the little things you do on a daily basis.
Once you finish a meal, make sure you wash the dishes.
When you start a workout, ensure that you complete it.
Don't quit a one week diet plan after 3 days.
Doing simple things like this will help you develop the habit of completing things. It will teach you how to push through the difficult phase and reach the finish line. This habit will take you to great heights in life.
Slow and continuous improvement
The reason we fail is that we try to drastically change things that we do. We go from working out occasionally to trying to workout twice everyday. We go from not reading books at all to trying to read for 2 hours a day. This causes us to procrastinate or burn out.
So start by making small improvements. Do just a little more than what you think you can do. Do things in a slightly better way. Experiment with different methods and techniques. Read books and gain more knowledge. Remember that improvement takes time.
When changes happen slowly, they are more sustainable. This is because we have given the body and mind enough time to adapt. It is a lot less likely for the person to relapse into his/her old habits.
Just be yourself
Winners know that they don't have to impress everyone. They are only worried about being true to themselves.
We often don't do the things we love because of the fear of being judged. Everyone around you deserves to know the real you. There might be certain things about yourself that you don't consider cool. But that's what makes you unique. There is no point in hiding parts of your personality. And the people who really love you will see beyond these imperfections.
Stop compromising on things just to fit in. Be bold and stand out. Speak up for what you feel is right. You might even lose some friends in the process. But these people were friends with a fake version of yourself. It's partially your fault too because you knowingly hid your true personality. The number of friends might reduce but the ones who are there will be real. Your vibe attracts your tribe. There is no lack of like minded people in this world . It might take a while to find them. But to find them, it is important that you remain true to yourself.
Welcome the unexpected
Our brains are wired in a way to avoid things that cause fear. Not knowing what to expect always brings with it a certain sense of fear. But it's all about perspective. When something is unexpected, if you have a negative outlook it causes fear. But if you have a positive outlook, it becomes an adventure. You don't know what to expect so you discover new things. What is life if not an adventure? If you already knew what was coming, life would be so boring. It is the element of surprise that keeps life interesting.Not knowing what is going to happen is a great thing. In fact, some of the best moments in life are the ones that happen unexpectedly.
The ability to remain calm when unexpected things happen is crucial for success. So be positive and welcome the unexpected.
© 2020 Avyukth Krishna