Think like a champ
I MEET and learn from champions every day. Not just in locker rooms but also in classrooms, hospitals, homeless shelters, homes and office buildings.
I've learnt that to be a champion, you must think like a champion. Champions think differently from everyone else.
THEY EXPECT TO WIN
When they walk on the court, on the field, into a meeting or in a classroom, they expect to win. In fact, they are surprised when they don't win.
They expect success and their positive beliefs often lead to positive actions and outcomes. They win in their mind first and then they win in the hearts and minds of their customers, students or fans.
THEY CELEBRATE SMALL WINS
By celebrating the small wins, champions gain the confidence to go after big wins. Big wins and big successes happen through the accumulation of many small victories.
This doesn't mean champions become complacent. Rather, with the right kind of celebration and reinforcement, champions work harder, practise more and believe they can do greater things.
THEY DON'T MAKE EXCUSES
They don't focus on the faults of others. They focus on what they can do better.
They see their mistakes and defeats as opportunities for growth. As a result, they become stronger, wiser and better.
THEY ARE COMMITTED
They see their life and work as a gift, not an obligation. They know that if they want to achieve a certain outcome, they must commit to and appreciate the process.
They may not love every minute of their journey but their attitude and will helps them develop their skill.
THEY STAY POSITIVE
Their faith is greater than their fear. Their positive energy is greater than the chorus of negativity. Their certainty is greater than all the doubt. Their passion and purpose are greater than their challenges. Despite their situations, champions believe their best days are ahead of them, not behind them.
THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK
The writer is the author of many books including The Energy Bus, The Carpenter and The Seed, and blogs regularly at www.JonGordon.com.