Does anyone out there not want to be a winner? Raise your hand if you want to be a loser. I didn’t think so… me either… lol! Here are a couple of hallmarks of winners and losers.
Winners believe in themselves and take daily action to drive meaningful change toward their goals. Believing in yourself is not a “to do”, it takes a lot of hard work to fight off the daily demons, and stay strong. Driving change is not a luxury – it’s a necessity, and it takes courage. There are a lot of “Nay Sayers” out there (and in here) who would love to convince you to stay in your comfort zone.
Losers listen to stories about why things need to stay the same. Don’t get me wrong here – when we find things that work, we want to stick with them. What I’m referring to are things that you know need to change if you were to be real honest with yourself. Learning to recognize those things are critical and the search begins inside by paying close attention to what’s driving your results.
On the bottom of my daily planning sheet I keep a section for lessons and observations. As I go through my day and cross things off my list, I make note of my little wins as well as things and thoughts that challenge me. It’s become my favorite part of the day. By committing to this little ritual I’m able to raise my awareness and make small adjustments that compound.
If this makes sense to you – commit to testing and measuring it for a month and let me know how it goes.
Clint Best is a business coach and the founder of Kaizen Business Coaching in Kelowna, BC. Clint has been guiding forward thinking business owners through change and growth since 2002.