THE PATHWAY TO SUCCESS -- IN WORK AND IN LIFE

Jul 17 21:00 2002 Craig Lock Print This Article

Who and what are ... Winners take ... for ... They know what they wantand set ... goals for ... Winners make it happen, losers let it happen (but then losers Ib

Who and what are winners?

* Winners take responsibility for themselves. They know what they want
and set realistic goals for themselves.

* Winners make it happen,Guest Posting losers let it happen (but then losers I
believe are only misguided winners). "Losers" probably lack only a right
attitude, maybe a bit of knowledge or perhaps motivation or direction at
crucial times.

* Winners have a positive self image. They read biographies of famous
people. They watch educational and inspirational cassette tapes for self
improvement, as well as stimulating television programmes in general.
Winners have a quest to gain knowledge and make the most of themselves -
they know their time is limited and precious and so they make the most
of it.

It is easy for you to become a winner too. You can read positive books
and other inspirational works. Like this one. You can listen to
motivational tapes, which can also serve to improve one's attitude to
life. At first I was very skeptical, but they definitely do work if you
allow them to sink in through repetition (it is not brainwashing, but
controlled learning). I feel I am learning something new every day.
There is such a great amount of truth and knowledge to be found in
books.

Feed your mind continually with positive thoughts.

Remember to take time out to relax and unwind. Before the mind can be
relaxed, the muscles must be. A relaxed body makes for a healthy mind,
which can absorb information more easily. So you can watch the
"soapies", if that gives you enjoyment and relaxes you! But DO EXERCISE
as well. I definitely don't get enough of that. Winners visualize
success and positive outcomes to their endeavours and they know when to
relax. Remember how and what you think determines the way your life will
turn out; because our thoughts determine our attitudes.

It is said that winners have only 5% of the available talent, but have
95 per cent of the drive. Usually there is not such a great difference
between the world's top sportsmen, in terms of pure talent. Much of what
distinguishes the winners amongst them comes from the mind ... thinking
positively that you are a winner and handling pressure. Think of the
sportsmen who got to the top through sheer hard work, far more than
their natural talent. I often think of a small man, like South African (my
former country) golfer Gary Player. A man not physically endowed
(sounds rude that!), who was out-driven metres and metres by the
far larger American golfers. He was always at his best, when the "chips
were down". Not French fries.

Remember, on your journey to the top (if that's what you want ... and
it's not for everyone), sheer hard work and DETERMINATION is just as
important as your intelligence and ability. Together with a POSITIVE
attitude (mindset), it is probably the single most important step on your
stairway to success.

To be successful yourself, associate with winners - not because they are
successful people whose coat-tails you want to hang onto. Rather,
because they are positive people who have achieved something in life, no
matter how small it may be. They do not have to be rich and famous - as
long as you enjoy their company ... and them yours. There's nothing wrong
with admiring or envying them as role models.

Ask yourself: Would I like to "fly with the eagles, or scratch with the
turkeys"?
There's a famous t-shirt that states:
"It's hard to soar like an eagle when you're surrounded by turkeys."

"Eagles may fly high, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines."

Remember:

"Success comes from 90% perspiration and 10% inspiration."
- famous American inventor, Thomas Edison and one of the men,
who has had the most impact on the world in the twentieth century.

What will YOUR impact be on the world?

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