Ten Tips to Develop A Winning Attitude And Get Things Done
Want to give your winning attitude a swift kick up the backside and take it into the next level? Grab a beverage, notebook and pen, and get comfortable.
I find that thinking and writing out your thoughts instead of tapping a keyboard is usually best, but whatever works best for you is preferred. You can always enter the “data” you glean later. 🙂
Here’s ten tips that will help you develop a winning attitude that will help you in whatever you do. Some good stuff here. Let’s get right into it…
1. View any perceived failure as a learning opportunity.
Don’t view failure as a crushing defeat but rather as a chance to learn what doesn’t work, adjust your actions, and to come back stronger! There is one thing that you can pretty much count on, and that is that your first plan or efforts won’t work out exactly as planned.
But you will get results. And that you can change. You can’t drive anywhere or even steer a parked car, but as soon as you pull away and start moving, you can make adjustments to get to where you want to go.
Failure is an integral part of success. All success starts with failure. I bet you didn’t succeed at walking the first time you tried did you? But failure was not an option then. You were going to walk no matter what. Then run, etc.
Well, failure gives us clues as to what we need to change if we listen closely to what it is saying. There is an old saying that I really believe in and you have probably heard it a thousand times already from your parents or teachers… “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” Do the work.
Some more on turning failure into success here… When You Fail What Do You Do?
2. View all obstacles as challenges not problems.
Likewise, try to view problems as challenges to be overcome. This will make your victory all the sweeter. Find out what will work and get right to it! Spend 90% of your time on solution.
Be a problem solver. Analyze what is causing the bottleneck and make the necessary changes to overcome it. Pick it apart and start small if it is a big challenge, but get into solution mode as soon as possible.
Don’t make a habit of dwelling on the situation as it seems. Avoid the “woe is me” stage. Develop an unstoppable winning attitude that will take you all the way.
Here is a list of things to work through when you are presented with a problem (challenge). – 7 Ways To Keep Your Goals Alive Even When There Are Problems. Another article I like for this is Five Problem Solving Questions
3. Don’t choose between two things you really want.
When trying to choose between two things that you really want, the best answer is always to find a way that you can make them both happen. Choose a worthy larger goal that encompasses everything that you want.
Avoid conflicting goals as they will stunt your growth, and make the necessary momentum almost impossible to maintain.
A good article about this is… Concentrate Your Powers, Manage Your Resources, Get Your Goals
4. Don’t let others define success for you.
Many of us have a set view of what success looks like and we really struggle to see it from any other viewpoint. Every individual is different.
All of us operate through our own personal set of filters.
My definition of success is not necessarily the same as yours. A good way to personalize your goals is: Success is doing whatever it is that makes you happy.
Find a way to get there.
Don’t worry if that just so happens to make other people raise their eyebrows. You are the only one you have to please.
Your goals must be your goals, not your parents, not your peers, not your friends, etc.
They have to be what you want to be, have, or do in life. This point is critical to your motivation. Check this article out: How To Get Motivated
5. Invest time and money in yourself. Personal development is necessary for growth.
Personal Growth. Investing in yourself is the most important way to start achieving more. This is the best way to spend money and the best way to spend time. Develop your skills, buy a suit and fix that hair!
There is a saying that I like here. The person you are now will not be the person that gets you to the next level, or you would already be there. To get more… first, be more. To make more… first, be worth more. A winning attitude will take you wherever you want to go in life.
(Here’s some more reasons why you should… Why Change, Why Plan, Why Self Improvement?)
“Be all that you can be, and be the best that you can be,” they say. It’s not always easy, is it? Whether or not you are happy with your life in general, there are probably at least a few things that you would like to improve. And probably you aspire to something deeper and more meaningful.
We all also have the ability to change. It is just sometimes hard to know where to start. “What Really Makes You Tick?” Here’s a few questions that should help you understand yourself and your motivations better… 10 Questions To Ask Yourself When Brainstorming Your Goal Path
6. Act like you’ve already won.
Acting like you’ve already won is the best way to empower yourself to be stronger and more successful. When you do this, you give off an aura of success that makes others gravitate to you!
Positive people like to hang out with winners. Imagine or picture what it would be like if you already have what you want. How would you act then? How would you feel? How would your life have changed?
Visualization is a critical tool that everyone has at their disposal. A couple of visualization articles that I like are here… Visualization – Key To Rapid Goal Getting Results and Visualize Goals As Already Achieved
7. Know yourself.
Know yourself and be honest about what you want, who you are and what your strengths and weaknesses are. Be authentic.
Identify those things that are most important to you. Here is an exercise that will help… Identify Your Most Important Goals
8. Avoid toxic people.
Avoid the people in your life who are constantly telling you what you can’t do, and making you feel bad about your dream. A lot of them may have good intentions and they may be trying to save you from disappointment, but believe me… the pain of regret that you didn’t go for it at all, is worse. You can rise from disappointment, but if you quit, that is the end. Real failure.
And of course, you want to attract the opposite, which leads me to the next tip – #9.
9. Surround yourself with positive people.
Likewise, surround yourself with positive people and surround yourself with people who share your vision and can help it grow!
Put together your team of peers and advisers that can help speed you towards what you want. Make sure that there is something in it for them as well. Real win-win scenarios create the maximum momentum and drive.
Choose to associate with people who have already achieved what you are seeking, or people who are actively seeking them. Associate with others that already have a winning attitude and you will find yours easier to maintain. You support them, they support you. That is how it works best. Enjoy the journey.
Here is a quick link to an article that covers both number 8 and 9… Who Are You Spending Time With?
And… Who will you take with you to the top? 🙂
10. Do the things you are most passionate about.
The simplest way to be successful in life, is to put more effort into each day. That means being willing to get up earlier, to work harder, and to work smarter toward your goal.
Go that extra mile. There is lots of room left at the top…
Believe me, the success ladder is not as crowded as it is at the bottom. 🙂 Persist until you win! I like this article explaining persistence here. Persistence Pays Off…
But it shouldn’t feel like work either. It should be something that you absolutely love to do. Something that you are passionate about.
Spending your life working on something you don’t care about is a huge waste, and will not create the joy you seek. When you do find your passion, you’ll find it unlocks boundless energy and enthusiasm. Your winning attitude will be unstoppable!
So, set your mind to win! Related Article: “Set Your Mind To Win”.
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