Ever felt that the world was against you and everyone in it? Well, at some point we have all been in that stage and what separates people is those who have got the winning mentality and those who don’t. Having a winning mentality does not just happen overnight. I had to be psychologically and mentally set and in addition to that, be positive and believe in myself. This usually does not come easy and I had to possess the will and strength so as to eventually be a winner and have a winner’s mentality. Henry Ford said it best "Whether you think you can... or you think you can't... you'll be right." It basically depends on your belief and thought system and once I came to identify the segment I needed to be in, I then started to excel.
In whichever point you are at being a winner means that you have to work at it and this is in regards to planning your strategy. If it is in business, you need to know your strengths as well as your opponents’ weak points for the purposes of using them to your advantage. This is usually not done blindly, I learned that you have to research and know the game rules and also know yourself. Winners always take risks; they do not usually play it safe. “If you want to run with the big dogs… you can’t play like a puppy.” From my experience, I realized that being afraid of a challenge before you even start it means that you have already lost it. Taking risks and not being afraid will result to you winning and you never know, that might also surprise you!
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f skills together with concentration will play a part in enabling you to win in almost everything. Most billionaires or successful business men don’t just apply strategies randomly. They study the market keenly, take risks and apply the skills they have gained over the years. This in turn makes the outside world think that they are winners and everything comes easy to them but in reality, they possess a winning mentality and once they sense an opportunity is in their way, they take risks.
What area in your life do you NOT feel like you’re winning? What do you want to do about it?